Is it so damn wrong to compliment a woman on her choice of shoes?
A few years back at an old job, I had complimented one of the ladies I worked with on her shoes. They were this really cool black heel type thingies and they looked pretty cool on her. So I told her that I thought she had really nice shoes on and she thanked me, smiled and walked away. The next day I get a call from the HR lady and it turns out that the lady with the nice shoes made a complaint against me. As it turns out, the HR lady pretty much dropped the whole case because she thought the complainer was a bitch in the first place (they have had some issues in the past I guess), but ever since then I have always sealed my lips when to comes to compliments in the work place.
So, as I am walking back to my desk today I noticed the office manager had on a pair of really cool black low heeled shoes without a back to them. I was about to throw a “Hey, nice shoes!” her way, but I stopped myself short because I did not want it misconstrued in any way. Eh well…
I also got my laptop webcam in this morning, yay! Granted I look like a dork, I took a snapshot of me at my desk. Once I get the colors and imaging straightened out better, I’m thinking of leaving the cam on throughout the day over Yahoo Messenger or something.. Who knows.
Hope you all have a good Monday!
Ok ok ok, I uploaded a couple of more pics of me mid-smile and actually laughing. It’s really hard for me to force a smile, so I usually have people make a joke when I am getting my picture taken. So, my boss came in and cracked a few funny stories and I just happened to fire up the cam and snap a couple of extra pics.
Also, the woman with the nice shoes came in to ask me something about her user account and I took a risk and complimented her on the shoes. Apparently, she just found and bought them yesterday and no one had commented her on them so far, so she was all sorts of giddy and happy when I paid her the compliment. So much so that her office mate just called me a short while ago telling me how she’s raving at getting a compliment on them. Hah! How cool is that?