Thursday, 25 March 2010

In which I struggle to find the correct response

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the auntie is usually in posession of a smart arse remark. It is both my blessing and my curse. Sometimes words just fail me though.

As I have just finished running a 9 week training course for work, at the end I have to perform exit interviews with the participants. Today I spent a lovely hour with a lady who is originally from Zimbabwe. She said to me...

"Oh you have such a lovely figure, such a beautiful big bottom and juicy thighs, you have such a good African body"

And she genuinely meant that as the highest praise, so I am thinking of buying a ticket to Africa, apparently I will be gorgeous there.

22 comments:

New Mummy said...

I would fit right in as well x

Chic Mama said...

Awwww, sorry but that really made me smile. We should all do a mass exodus! ;0)

libby said...

maybe Africans have their priorities right!

Working Mum said...

He he he. "Traditionally built", as Mma Ramotswe would put it!

Velveteen Rabbit said...

I'm with Chic Mama, I'm packing as I type! My juicy thighs can't wait!

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

Wait for meeeee....mass juicy thigh exodus!

Gigi said...

That would have left me utterly speechless. Hmmmmm - where's the number to the travel agent?

slommler said...

I am right behind you!!! Seems they know real beauty there!! I am on my way!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kelloggsville said...

did she learn anything on the course or do you think she just studied your anatomy?!!!!!!!!1

Sandy Calico said...

From Wikipedia, just in case you don't fancy Africa, "70% of Tongan women aged 15–85 are obese. Tonga and nearby Nauru have the world’s highest overweight and obese populations" :-)

Muddling Along Mummy said...

I think you're gorgeous anywhere ...

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I could do with a holiday...

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

According to Whoopi Goldberg, if a black African American asks you, when showing you a new outfit she's wearing, "Does my bum look big in this?" You answer 'yes.'
It's interesting that if a western white woman were to ask the same question, the man better be on the end of a telephone in a lockable room if he were intending to say 'yes'
One of the chat up lines I suggested on my blog that men NEVER use is, "If you lost another three stone, you'd be a real babe."
If you're happy - stay with it AG.
XX

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I need to go to the land of "Fat Bellies"

sixpence said...

Did the lady in question remember her white stick when she left?
You are gorgeous in this country also, and certainly do NOT possess a big arse!!
All very strange.
My favourite compliment ever was a man who said to me, "You always look really nice, Joanne." Which, as you know, is not my name.
x

Madame DeFarge said...

Which proves the ineffable link between sonsy Scots and Africa once and for all.

Mrs Worthington said...

Ah but do they have fruit and nut toeblerone to keep you in juiciness of thigh and luscious bottom?

Shirley said...

I thought maybe she was afraid you wouldn't allow her to pass the course if she didn't butter you up a bit. And we all know compliments are cheap compared to monetary bribes. ;-)

diney said...

Somewhere to go and feel beautiful when wearing shorts with juicy thighs?!! I'm there next holidays.

auntiegwen said...

Well I can forsee a bloggers trip to Africa coming on, we will all be admired and feted. We will be able to eat what we want and Mrs W we can take our own fruit and nut toblerones or, indeed any confectionary crack with us, I can't think why I didn't think of it before ! :)

Lena said...

lol....I'd probably be crowned some sort of queen then! If they an cope with red hair that is!

katyboo1 said...

book me a ticket!
Juicy :) how delicious