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Old 04-08-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default dept of backhanded compliments...

This one from my dad..."Now that you've lost all this weight, you look like Queen Latifah"...

I believe what he was trying to say was that he now considers me the kind of woman who, in spite of being FAT, somehow also manages to look moderately attractive.

He stumbled around this concept for a while, also adding that now "lots of women in Hollywood nowadays are fat but they still look okay..."

As it happens, I think Queen Latifah is gorgeous, and I'd love to look like her, but given that I'm a blonde blue eyed middle-aged white lady with an apple shape it doesn't seem like the FIRST comparison that would spring to mind.

Unless you're my dad.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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This gave me a chuckle, thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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Now that is pretty funny. Bless his little heart.
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LOL...Well, at least you know his heart was in the right place.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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Bless his little heart.
That is something my dad would say! Bless your little heart!

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Old 04-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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omg!!!! That is hilarious! They just don't get it do they
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That made my day...but at least Queen Latifah is a beautiful confidant woman...take the compliment and run!
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If *I* was told I look like Queen Latifah....
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:39 PM   #10
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That is too funny, I'd love to know how some people can manage to give backhanded compliments.
There is a lady that goes to the same gym as me. She is NOT a slim lady, but I give her credit for going to the gym even though I haven't seen her break a sweat. Anyway, a few months after I started going to the gym she told me that I was doing well and asked how much I'd lost. She then went onto say, I used to be big you know, not as big as you, but big....
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Oh My! Thanks Dad!

Loving me - Yikes! I think that's when I'd put in the old.." I used to be ugly, not as ugly as you... but...

That's my sarcastic comment for the day. Please return to regularly scheduled programmming.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:54 PM   #12
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Sometimes you just have to shake your head and get a laugh out of it.
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His heart may have been in the right place, but obviously his head was up...well...nevermind. ROFLMAO! That was too funny. Dad is priceless! Thanks for the giggle.

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Old 04-08-2010, 04:16 PM   #14
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LOL....I love dads!!! The Queen is a physically gorgeous woman, confident, successful and from all appearences happy, thats one **** of a compliment!
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:24 PM   #15
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LOL! Great thread!
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