25 August, 2008

Compli...whaaat?


So my wife called someone "sturdy" last night. Yeah, sturdy. We were talking about someone we know that is kinda dumb (if you're reading this, it's not you) and she says, "You know though, she's a pretty sturdy girl."
"What?" I said. "Is that supposed to be a compliment?"
"Sure," my wife replies, "it means...it means she's got a good head on her shoulders. Ya know, sturdy."
So I asked her, "If I looked at you and said, 'Gosh Kristen, you sure are a sturdy girl,' would you take that as a compliment?"
Her reply, "Yes."

So, next time you're fishing for that solid, but original compliment, throw out "sturdy" and see where it gets you.