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    Question Is this a compliment or an insult?!

    So I was in the body shop at the weekend buying condish, and the shop assistant came over and asked if I needed help.

    I was standing there reading the back of the bottle and she grabbed my hair by the nape of my neck and ran her hand down the length (it was in a ponytail). Luckily I don't mind too much people touching my hair.

    She said "incredible, your hair is like a horses mane"

    Is this a compliment or an insult?

    I just kind of smiled at her and walked off. Which do you think it is? I kind of thought it was an insult, like she was saying it was really coarse or something, but I tend to think the worst about myself!

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    Default Re: Is this a compliment or an insult?!

    I'd have to say it was a compliment. Whenever I've seen horses the manes were always looking beautiful, long and flowing. Maybe that's the first thing their mind could equate it to. Long, flowing, and down right pretty! Now if they said it's a bird's nest... That could be taken quite differently.

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    Default Re: Is this a compliment or an insult?!

    Since it was prefaced by the word "Incredible" I'd say compliment!

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    I'd vote for compliment, too. It sounds like it was said in awe.


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    definitely a compliment! thought id be insulted if somebody just grabbed my hair like that but thats just me!
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    Default Re: Is this a compliment or an insult?!

    I agree, I think she meant it as a compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    definitely a compliment! thought id be insulted if somebody just grabbed my hair like that but thats just me!
    I don't know if I'd be insulted, but depending on my mood they'd either scare the heck out of me or wind up on the floor.


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    I'd go with compliment.

    Some people use horse hair for extensions, you know, because ti resembles human hair. It's actually really nice. xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJoifulNoise View Post
    I don't know if I'd be insulted, but depending on my mood they'd either scare the heck out of me or wind up on the floor.
    I have a thing about hygiene and people not washing their hands after using the toilet, i think it stems from there. Maybe insulted is the wrong word but I hate anybody touching my hair without asking!
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    Default Re: Is this a compliment or an insult?!

    I'd say a compliment, albeit a somewhat strange one. But when in doubt, whinny and then bite!

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