A Hat Full of Compliments

Fall/Winter Caps and Baseball Hats from Hartford York - Ivy Caps & Ball Caps - Wigens Shearling BallcapIn case you need a little coaching, cultural anthropologist and writer Dustin Wax has an article over on LifeHack.org called How to Take a Compliment. One suggestion he makes is that you look at compliments in the same way you view gifts. You don’t usually decline a present or laugh at the person who’s giving it to you; you receive unexpected gifts with surprised pleasure and thanks.

As you might guess, I’m pretty accustomed to accepting compliments. I mean, I don’t get them about my person, like “Hey, you’re looking really really good, man” or anything–it’s pretty much, well, really it’s always the hats that get the praise, of course: “Wow. Nice hat, guy. Where’d ya get it?“–stuff like that.

(Actually, when you think about it that way, it is a bit depressing.)

On the other hand, who’s the fella with the great taste to pick out those fantabulous hats in the first place?

I’m back on top!

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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