When someone says, “Wow! You look great!” you glow. But if you paid closer attention, you might feel differently. The tone is often one of surprise. Google says a surprise is “an unexpected or astonishing event . . .” So “Wow! You look great!” really means, “Who knew?!” To be a genuine compliment, a bored tone should be used, hence implying, “Yeah, yeah - great as usual. Barf.” What’s your favorite “compliment”? *
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