The musings of a former office worker stuck in his house applying for jobs, when he would rather be out on the water.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Something I've always wondered

I'm 6'7". I'm the tallest person almost everyone I know knows. I tend to stick out in a crowd. and everywhere I go, everyone I meet says the exact same thing.

"Wow, you're tall."

Now, normally I just thank the person for the compliment. In my head when I hear, "Wow, you're tall" what I really think they are saying is, "My god you are the most stunning looking man I have seen in days."

Of course I'm right. I am the most beautiful looking man they have seen in at least hours. Also the most humble. But I have a problem. How do I respond to these glowing compliments? I feel as though a simple thank you will no longer suffice. How can I subtly respond to people, and give them the same ego boost they give to me when they tell me how amazing looking I am?

I'm stumped. Thank you is no longer good enough. will, "why thank you, I think you are also stunning as well" work"? what about, "You are almost as good looking as me, thank you for the compliment."? There is also the classic, " Oh stop, you're making me blush."

Which should i use? Help a stunningly good looking, incredibly humble, guy out.


  1. at 5'11", I'm pretty tall for a woman, so I get that a lot too. I usually just say something like "I know, right?" or "yeah, well... I've been growing this body for 21 years."

    I once had a guy working at Subway tell me I was wasting my God-given talents by not playing basketball. I think the assumption that anyone tall should therefore play basketball bothers me more than the obnoxiously obvious, yet simple, "you're tall."

  2. well, I bet someone you know would like to confirm that height measurement if you allow that.

  3. My doctor told me this summer... I thought I was 5'10" until he was like yep you grew MORE, congrats!