Compliments are a strange beast at the best of times. People aren’t comfortable accepting them, sometimes what seems like a compliment to one person might not seem like that at all to someone else, and the list goes on and on.

These 15 people found themselves in those odd places, where someone says something totally strange that’s meant to be a compliment, but that just doesn’t land quite right.

15. It’s just not fair!

How many guys out there got compliments on their eyelashes…. I do.

Girls are always all like “you have such pretty lashes!! Im so jealous”

Its usually more common for guys to have pretty long lashes due to testosterone yk? Same thing as with good eyebrows.

14. This is oddly impressive.

I was minding my own business in a New York bar. I was sleepy and yawned a lot because it was late.

This random person who I’d never met before approaches me and asks me a question “Are you a native of Boston? You yawn the way people in Boston movies yawn.”

I am from Boston, and he was from Norway.

13. There’s a feather in your cap.

I was washing my hands in a gas station, and this lady told me I’m very good at washing my hands.

Then she leaned close and said, “No, really. I’m a health inspector, and I’m very impressed.”

12. So aggressive!

Years ago, I was working out at my high school’s gym.

This young lady approaches me and says something along those lines “It’s completely unjust! I’ll never have ankles as good as yours, no matter how much I work out! You’re f**ked!”

Prior to storming out. I’m also a man.

11. Definitely qualifies as strange.

My fantastic European accent

I’m from southeastern US. I do not sound European in the slightest, and I wasn’t putting on an accent. This person just really thought my country bumpkin voice somehow sounded European

10. I suppose anyone does.

I was told that I have nice legs by some random guy that didn’t have legs at Wal-Mart once.

9. Otters are adorable.

“When you cry, you look like a sad otter. It’s very cute.”

Said to me as a 27 year old man.

8. Some sweet pants.

A random girl passed me at the mall one time. We made eye contact for maybe a second.

Then she just said “Nice pants” and kept on walking.

My roommate said she was talking about my butt, but I like to think I had some sweet pants on that day.

7. Why on earth.

I was told by a random lady in the grocery store that i have birthing hips, i am a 26yo man.

Not sure if it was a compliment, but it was definitely strange.

6. Vampire or nurse?

I was assisting an older lady trying to fill out an unemployment claim and she looked down and said, “Mmm, you have nice veiny hands. I LOVE veiny hands.”

She’s a nurse or a vampire.

5. I don’t think that’s a compliment.

“You have a very swan like voice”. She did mean it as a compliment but she’d never heard a swan so she was just going off of how swans look.

I imagine they sound like angry geese, which doesn’t sound like it’d be a compliment, or it’d be a passive-aggressive insult

4. Tell us more.

One time, a dude selling solar panels door to door told me “This is 100% meant as a compliment, but you totally look like John Travolta in Grease.”

I am a woman. But to be fair, I do kinda look like John Travolta in Grease.

3. All of them.

Someone once told me I “look like X-Men”.

Which one? All of them at once?

2. They always notice.

When I was working as a cashier a customer told me that she was a nurse and that I had really nice veins.

I’m skinny so my veins are pretty pronounced but I really didn’t know how to respond

1. Like normal stuff?

I like your teeth what do you do to them? I was so uncomfortable because I replied by saying I brush them with toothpaste…

Mine? A homeless man who told me he wanted to “lick my elbows.”

I do moisturize, thank you.

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