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What's the loveliest thing that anyone has ever said to you and it really registered?

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Megglevache Wed 23-Jan-13 10:57:19

Feelgood mervin' or talking about bum and banjos.

<<feels the draft of 1000's running out of this thread's door>>

MikeOxardInTheSnow Wed 23-Jan-13 11:02:38

When dd was newborn my lovely mw said she thought dh and I would be great parents. And we are!

Megglevache Wed 23-Jan-13 11:04:15

Oh that is a lovely thing to say.

Do you reckon she said that to everyone Mike grin

JoandMax Wed 23-Jan-13 11:07:42

My uncle who has in the past been a difficult man, somewhat standoffish etc sent me a letter after a family Xmas do to say he thought my children were delightful, I was a lovely mum and he was so pleased I was happy! It made me a bit weepy

WorraLiberty Wed 23-Jan-13 11:07:55

"You're an atrocious cunt Worra but I like your shoes"

And to be fair, they were great shoes.

daddyorchipsdaddyorchips Wed 23-Jan-13 11:09:15

I met DP not long after I'd split up with my fiance. It was an amicable split but I wasn't ready to get into anything serious. So he waited. Quite a long time.

When we finally got together, I thanked him for sticking around.

He said he'd have waited forever for me and it would still have been worth it.

<boak> wink

paulapantsdown Wed 23-Jan-13 11:09:28

My cousin recently told me that my personality was becoming more like my (dear departed) Mums as I got older. This is the greatest compliment anyone could give me.

Megglevache Wed 23-Jan-13 11:09:29

Ahhhhh great shoes and being a great parent.....enough to warm your cockle for sure grin

Yes I register the "great mum" ones.

Psammead Wed 23-Jan-13 11:09:45

"You have hair like spun silk"

Said to me by a colleague who was notoriously blunt and a bit scary. I'll always remember that.

Megglevache Wed 23-Jan-13 11:10:02

Oh these are really lovely.

SureFineWhatever Wed 23-Jan-13 11:10:40

Husband's cousin's husband hmm said I was a 'really lovely mum' the other day.

Megglevache Wed 23-Jan-13 11:11:02

Psammead....I think that colleague probably had a crush on you....did they clean out your bin ever?

WorraLiberty Wed 23-Jan-13 11:13:25

He said he'd have waited forever for me and it would still have been worth it

May I suggest you remind him of this the next time you're taking ages to get ready and he's pacing and staring at his watch? grin

Psammead Wed 23-Jan-13 11:15:09

No she didn't!! She just looked up from her work - we sat opposite each other - and the sunlight was sort of shining right on my hair, which is a bit reddish, and she just sort of sighed, said it, and went straight back to work. It was the genuity I remember. I'm not confident in my looks, but I like my hair now!

Sunnywithshowers Wed 23-Jan-13 11:17:08

When my DNephew was 6, he asked my DSis for my phone number. Because 'If you die, she can look after me.'

My favourite compliment ever. smile

SirBoobAlot Wed 23-Jan-13 11:18:34

I saw an ex a little while ago on the bus. We'd had a bad break up - neither of us were well mentally at the time, and it could have only ever ended in tears. Anyway we were sat next to each other on the bus chatting, and I blurted out, "I'm sorry." He smiled at me, gave my hand a quick squeeze, and told me that he only remembered the good bits. We went past a fountain that we used to meet by, and DS was talking about it, I said, "Yes that is the fountain, well done", to which ex smiled and said, "Yes, it's the best fountain in the world!"

I'd carried around the upset and embarrassment of what had happened for years, and it physically lifted the weight. We're both happy now - I'm with DP, and he got engaged over Christmas - and it was just so nice. Also fought against my filters of ''If I upset someone once they will hate me forever''.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Wed 23-Jan-13 11:18:35

In a school report in the sixth form, 'Margaret, as her name implies, is a pearl in our midst, whose lustre never dims!' Didn't appreciate it at the time, but it was rather nice, wasn't it? Not at all creepy!

CptFellatioHornblower Wed 23-Jan-13 11:18:46

I had a customer tell me at work that I was wonderful and that I'd made their day with how helpful and nice I was to them, and thank me for sorting them out.
Its such a simple thing but it made me a bit wibbly because so many people are rude to you when you work in retail

valiumredhead Wed 23-Jan-13 11:20:13

My dad visiting me in hospital after having ds and he said ' I could't be prouder, I really couldn't' <sniff>

ShowOfHands Wed 23-Jan-13 11:20:45

I watched a crap film with dh about some people who resorted to cannibalism whilst stranded up a snowy hill. I asked him afterwards if he'd eat me if I carked it in that situation. He said he'd lie down next to me, hold my hand and die himself as it wouldn't be worth going on. I think perhaps he just thinks I'd be full of gristle and bones...

I did overhear a conversation not meant for me once and the absolute love of my life at that time (aged 17, didn't know he knew I existed) said to his mate "showy's the sort of girl you could take away for a weekend, spend all your money on her and just be grateful if she even let you hold her hand for five minutes". And let's be clear here folks, I'd have let him hold more than my hand. That meant a lot actually. I'd adored him from afar since we started secondary school and was so desperately in love with him that I couldn't even look directly at him, let alone speak to him. We became friends later, still friends now, and he admitted to me one night (he was tipsy) that he'd spent 7 years of school/college steeling himself to speak to me but was frightened he'd blurt out 'I love you' and I'd cry with horror and he'd have to open his wrists immediately. It made me feel very special. High School was shitty and I felt very unloved.

JustAHolyFool Wed 23-Jan-13 11:23:07

"You're one of those girls who thinks they can act like a bitch because they're pretty."

At the time I thought I was a right minger, so that perked me up.

Megglevache Wed 23-Jan-13 11:24:22

That's it I've gone <<wails>>

Sooooo warming.

I'm a whisker away from calling you all huns ...

daddyorchipsdaddyorchips Wed 23-Jan-13 11:28:26

Worra I'm afraid it's quite the opposite where we are concerned. I can be ready and sitting enjoying a glass of wine and he'll still be faffing around deciding which colour shirt to wear!

steppemum Wed 23-Jan-13 11:31:23

I have realy struggled with our ds at times, and often feel like a crap mum

One of my friends told me I was her mummy mentor. (she asks my sdvice lots on parenting issues) When I laughed and said but I am hardly a good role model, look at how hard I find ds, she said, that is why you are my mummy mentor, I watch you dealing with him and you are so wise, I hope I am like that as a mum too.

it was possibly one of the nicest things ever said to me.
Still not sure it is true (had majorly crappy morning with ds this morning) she doesn't see me shouting when I am at the end of my tether, but I treasure it.

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece Wed 23-Jan-13 11:34:11

A friend (who'd I'd only known a couple of moths through work as a nanny) told me (after I said that I didn't know if I'd have kids...I don't reckon I'll be very good at it as at least I can hand my charges back...was slightly jokey!) I absolutely had to have children, it would be such a waste of me if I didn't

I realise most people would be hmm about it, but it's genuinly one of the nicest things ever said to me

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