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What Just Happened?

November 14, 2008

If you’re in the middle of a conversation and the other person interrupts you to ask where you went to school, and you mention a place they’ve obviously never heard of, and if they then say, “Oh, you must be very well read– you speak well,” have you been insulted, or complimented?

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5 Responses to “What Just Happened?”

  1. Moff says:

    Eh, be complimented. If you can go either way, choose the self-esteem boosting way… plus it’s unlikely they intended to insult you by saying you’re well read. ;^)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like you are speaking ‘over their head’, and they can’t comprehend what you have said. You ARE a very brilliant guy! xoxoxoxoxox Nana

  3. P3T3RK3Y5 says:

    oh thats a good one.

    my favorite remark like that is: “only a fool would argue with that”.

    leaves it delightfully open to interpretation.

  4. Danielle says:

    hm, think that comment says more about them than you.

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