Friday, June 12, 2009

the traditional "thank you"

there is one compliment i receive so often, "you look so cute."
sometimes specifically, "i like your bangle(this or that)".
i dunno but whenever i am complimented, i do not reply with the traditional "thank you." i usually say "oh" and something else, not even in connection with the compliment.

for example, this morning, my co-intern, complimented my skirt and i was just like "oh! i wanna go to the kitchen to do something." after leaving the scene, i felt bad that i dint even appreciate the compliment. after all the times that mumcee has scolded me to say "thank you" when i receive a gift, i still can not say it after a compliment. well, i appreciate everything given to me by saying more than "thank you"' sef apart from compliments. my shyness overtakes my response.

i walked into my office this morning, thought about this not-so-cool rxn of mine and narrowed it down to my shyness. for reals! i dunno why this shyness is now creeping out oh. i am usually the bold one amongst my friends but a single compliment, from someone who is not my close friend, makes me annoyingly self-conscious.

14 comments:

Tinu said...

well THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG!!!i cant stand it when people dnt use the 3 mst important words!!goshhh!

Sir Scribbles II said...

lol...eyaa! Me I like shy girls ooo! watz say u nd me hang out sometime...8pm, I'll take u shopping at ebay and we can see a movie on youtube lol. I understand wat u r talking about sha...I'm very confident sometimes but wen I'm in a new environment OI'm a friggin vegetable

BBB said...

hmm so if i say i like ur blog u say..........
see now dat wasnt so hard...

chayoma said...

aww,
shy girl over hurr!
using the magic words (na my mammie's words) is just
PLAIN COURTESY!

TY Tha Mos Magnificent said...

first tym here. luv the post. take this 4rm a guy who is still battling wiv shyness... shyness can actually rob u of a lot of gud things. it's somethin really nasty, it can take what's urs from u.

Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

lol ....I get so shy all I can say is thank you lol ....

leggy said...

this scribbles boy is just a whore!!....after juicee...u come propose to me..now ur jumping on a new wagon?na wa oh...scribbles nke a sef..lmao!!and yeah im really tall and my legs are tiny and long..i wear really short shorts to show it off!!

yinkuslolo said...

@tinu, thanx for stopping here also.

@scribs: for reals! is that an e-date? buh i dont get what leggy is accusing u of. like, u wanna be a player?
that's the thing, some guys pick on my shyness. scratch, i am d opp with my buddies.

yinkuslolo said...

@BBB: thank you. wasnt diff at all. haha.

@chayome: yeah, u rite. one has to be courteous

@TY tha: i agree mehn. but i try to learn to stand for what is mine.

@flyhigh: haha, i wish i was like that. i just digress instead of that

@leggy: lmho at the way u nabbed scribs, he's tryna catch his on e-babes. dose ur legs ehn, well i guess u work them with those short shorts.

P'sy-A-wana said...

me i hate it when people tell me thank u, so wat i paid u a visit or brought u a present just knowing u enjoy it is ok thank u makes it seem bigger than it is...where av u been all my life

yinkuslolo said...

P'sy! where have u been all my life. if only pple were like u, my shyness wud be well accomodated

Lady X said...

Hehe!I tend to be mischievous when I get compliments.If my friends say things like you look nice or something I say 'I know!' and I giggle before saying 'Thank you'.But if we are not so close I will say Thank you and be quiet o, before the person will think I am stuck up!

Imoteda said...

Oh gosh I can never say thank you either.
I always brush it off like oh this old thing it even has a hole or are you serious I thought i looked so bad
Like im just weird with compliments.
They make me uncomfortable.

RocNaija said...

In some ways the key to it is to figure out a way to show appreciation when something nice is said without seeming rude and allowing the shyness overwhelm you..

The hard part now is how do you do that?