I met a friend after a long time and excitedly told her, "Hey! You have lost weight and you are looking great!".
She said, "Oh, that’s not true!"
I felt very awkward. Here, I was giving a genuine and sincere compliment to this lady and she didn’t accept it.
While I was mulling over her reaction, another incident flashed in front of me. I had congratulated a colleague for giving a fabulous presentation. And he had said, "Oh, it was nothing. Anybody could have done it!".
Both these incidents took me a few years down the memory lane…