(Good) Comments are king.

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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby denimini » Sat May 26, 2018 7:56 am

The only good comment I ever got was from a woman, a friend of a friend, who greeted me with "nice legs". Nothing about the skirt but I wonder if she would have said that if I was wearing short shorts.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby skirts4me » Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 pm

I've had many good comments, including several over a number of weeks following a TV interview I did on men wearing skirts, but two come to mind as significant.

On one hot day I had been at work on the edge of the CBD, in a simple A-line knee-length khaki skirt, light green shirt, and sandals. I finished about 3pm and took the lift down to the car park under the building. A number of ladies joined the trip down from the floor below and one commented that "at least someone is wearing something suitable for the weather", looking straight at me. I thanked her.

The other is somewhat different. I had been running a school bus service and always wore a skirt. The mother of two of the children was so used to seeing me skirted that she commented, when I was somewhere where a skirt was inappropriate, that she didn't recognise me at first. She sounded quite disappointed.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby oldsalt1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:15 pm

Good comments are always king . Today I got something I am not sure what it was.

I needed new glasses. I get my glasses at Costco. For those not familiar Costco is a big box store where you buy everything pretty much in bulk.

They have many departments This has a section set aside for eye glasses . There is a resident optician and then they have a large optical section where you can get you glasses

I had my eye exam I was in her office there were a lot of people around . No problem nothing said . after I was done I went out to the optical department.

The people there are usually very nice , I usually never have a problem. This time I got a clerk that for some reason had a bug up her a--.

No matter what I asked for or said she see kept on looking at my skirt and shaking her head. .I figured that something was coming so I was ready for her.

When we were all done she looks at me and says "you know you wearing a skirt"

Like I said I was ready for her. At that point I took a step back , I looked down at my skirt and said you know you right. Than I said it was dark when I got dressed this morning. and all day long I felt that something was wrong. Now I know thank you for telling me. Than I walked out.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby beachlion » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:23 pm

I hope to remember that in a similar situation. A few compliments and some stares beside the bitching of my wife's friend is all that I got up to now.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby skirtyscot » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:59 pm

Nice one, OS1. It's the obvious answer; what response does someone expect when they ask such a dumb question? I'd probably go for a politer one, maybe "Yes, thanks, and it's ever so comfortable [and to a man] you should try it." But that woman deserved the sarcastic answer.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby Caultron » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:02 am

oldsalt1 wrote:...When we were all done she looks at me and says "you know you wearing a skirt"...

My response would probably have been, "Yeah, I'm a nut case."

But here are some others:
"Yes."
"No, I hadn't noticed."
"So?"
"Do you like it?"
"Yeah, whadadya think?"
"Yeah, do you know you're wearing pants?"
"Yeah, don't you wish everybody did?"
"Oh, I guess I am. Whydaya think I bought new glasses?"

Or the universal:
"It's an emerging microtrend."
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby oldsalt1 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:32 pm

I have never gotten many comments about my skirts but today was different.

I traded my Subaru in for a new one. I went back to the dealer I bought the original one from . I dealt with Linda the same lady as before.

Buying the car required a couple of trips to the dealership. Each time I wore a skirt.

I just picked up the car . Linda and I were going over the fine points of the car as normal.

We were sitting in the car when she said all of the girls had come up to her and asked about my skirts. . They all said they thought it was great and they loved them she said they all agreed I ROCKED it.

She also said to make sure I wear one when I come in for service.

As I walked around the dealership I always got some looks , but never a direct comment. Boy did that feel great to hear what they thought.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby crfriend » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:56 pm

oldsalt1 wrote:[...] We were sitting in the car when she said all of the girls had come up to her and asked about my skirts. . They all said they thought it was great and they loved them she said they all agreed I ROCKED it.

That, Sir, is awesome! You must've been on cloud nine on your way home.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:52 pm

You've traded it in already! Didn't you buy it just a few months ago?
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby beachlion » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 am

Oldsalt1, that sounds much better than the regular sales pitch.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby oldsalt1 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:51 am

CR I have be reveling in the thought of it all day.

Linda my sales lady is in her early 50's most of the other ladies are much younger .

Look , I realize that I am not a fashion plate I'm 73, short, a little over weight. but the elation that I feel from that comment is wonderful.

Its a level of approval and acceptance that I have never felt before.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby crfriend » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:11 pm

oldsalt1 wrote:CR I have be reveling in the thought of it all day.

Good. You deserve it.

Contemplate this, though: Would it have happened if you didn't dare to defy convention?
Its a level of approval and acceptance that I have never felt before.

Good. It doesn't matter if we're not fashion plates. The key is to take what we've got and work with that. The genius is that everybody -- whether he's aware of it or not -- is capable of that. We just stick out more because we dare to be creative and different.
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:45 pm

Last week I had two good comments . Both from female friends. The first was " I like your skirt outfit. "
The second was "I see you are wearing a different skirt today . " ......both show that the lassies do notice what we are wearing and
do consider our efforts are worthy of comment.. .............................weeladdie
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby oldsalt1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:31 am

skirtyscot wrote:You've traded it in already! Didn't you buy it just a few months ago?

Bought it January 2017 I put on almost 45,000 miles

I loved the car but MY son accidently backed into it Than I needed tires Brakes and a tune up BY the time I was done I would have needed over $3000 to get it up to snuff

They offered a good trade in so I went for it. And besides I wanted something to match my new red dress :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: (Good) Comments are king.

Postby Pdxfashionpioneer » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:09 am

Good grief Old Salt1, now you've done it! The next warm, sunny day (Yeah, we do have them in the Pacific Northwest) your remark will get me thinking, "Do I need to coordinate my outfit to Ginger (my Miata)?"


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