Who doesn’t love to hear nice things about themselves? Specially if they are totally out of the blue, they are even better. I was standing in RJ’s cubicle, speaking to him about something related to work. Dennis(my boss, the 75 yr old white guy, for the uninitiated) walked in and had this totally unrelated conversation with me.
Dennis : You know what, PB? If only you were 5 inches taller, you would have been a great fashion model.
*Stunned 15 seconds of silence everywhere*
Me : *Smiling ear to ear* Really? What makes you say that??
Dennis : You have the right shape. You have a beautiful smile. And you have a very nice face to look at.
Me : Errrr, thanks Dennis. Well I wanted to be an actress. Haha
Dennis : That would have been possible, but its harder. Anyways, since we cannot be those things, we will satisfy ourselves by being very good engineers.
My head was floating, filled up like a balloon. It was brought back to earth by my temperamental skin that decided to flare up the next day.