I’ve received some pretty nice compliments in my day. I’ve had a few people tell me that they like the way I speak, which is nice. One time I had this big financial aid crisis in college, and I thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish on time without summer classes or extra credits, and for my broke ass self attending my insanely expensive college, that wasn’t going to work. I cried in my professor’s office, and when it turned out that everything was actually in order and I didn’t have anything to worry about, he told me that I had magical unicorn tears that could cure cancer, which was also a good one. One of the best compliments I’ve ever gotten though came from one of my friends, this wacky, amazing girl, who would often tell me how beautiful I was. We’d be having lunch, and she’d just look at me and say something like “Emily, you look like the Mona Lisa,” and then go on about my eyes or my smile or whatever. Compliments are nice, aren’t they?
But if I’ve gotten such nice compliments, just think about what sort of compliments a gorgeous, glamorous celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten. I can’t even begin to imagine all the wonderful things that she’s heard about herself, can you? I’m sure us lowly common folk wouldn’t be able to handle such high praise.
So what’s the best compliment Gwyneth Paltrow has ever received then?
“It’s whenever flight attendants tell me my kids are the most polite fliers they’ve ever seen, and when someone tells me they’ve gotten something great out of goop.com.”
Really? Those are the best compliments you’ve ever gotten, Gwyneth? Your kids can behave themselves on flights and people like your website? I don’t know what I’m more surprised about, the fact that that was her answer or the fact that anyone has actually benefited from that dumb site.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?