Yesterday at work, a middle-aged woman came through my line. I told her I hoped it wasn't weird of me to say, but I thought that her shirt was really cute. I figured she'd think I was strange, a lack of socialization causing me to reach out and grasp for human interaction.
I was wrong, though, and she was very flattered by my comment. It turns out that it was actually her daughter's shirt. She had recently lost 30lbs and none of her clothes fit anymore. She was so excited to go home and tell her daughter what had happened.
Isn't that a nice story? It's stories like this that show you how important it is to be kind to strangers. I just wanted to tell her she had an awesome shirt, but I ended up totally making her afternoon.