Friday, March 6, 2009

i wish i could do it more often

Today I wanted to tell a stranger that he smelled really good. I was walking into my building and he was walking on the sidewalk in front of me. I thought it, and I wondered about how often I have thoughts like that and what a different world it would be if I could just say, "Hey, you smell really good! It's nice!" and then skip along my merry way. Don't wait for a response or conversation, just smile and bolt. Let it sizzle.

Had the walk been 30 seconds longer I totally would have. I've done it before. It's just been a while.


Likely said...

YES!!!! Do it! I love giving random comments. I do it all the time. I tell people they smell nice, I like your sweater, I love your purse, cool haircut. I just think, do unto others as you would have done unto you! I would love it someone randomly complimented me. That way you know they really mean it because they went out of their way to say it.

Next time, you go for it!

The Thomas Family said...

Oooo, scary.

Heather said...

You could totally get away with it.

I complimented the bank teller at my bank on his tie once.. and he got all awkward on me. What, can't I say nice tie without you thinking anything of it? I guess I need to work on my delivery.

I watched Mansfield Park recently and I thought I had seen it somewhere before.. then when I finished watching it I realized that I had watched it with YOU. It seems like FOREVER since I've seen you. I miss you. Do you ever come to Utah?? do you still have family here?

Anonymous said...

This story is great! I have often wanted to do this but not had the courage to follow through! You rock Linda!!!

RR said...

Ricky..what are you doing this summer. I guess working. I'm so used to you visiting a ton of cool places and things. Let me know. RR
Why don't you visit me before I deploy to Iraq