Saturday, September 01, 2007

GL's good eye

SB: you have good eyes.
GL(baffled): sorry?
SB: you have good eyes.

Good eyes! GOOD eyes? you mean, good EYES? GL's pleased.

Surely, there's some mistake... people usually think otherwise of GL's eyes... 'time to open your eyes sweetie, you've been out of bed long ago'... 'such droopy eyes! you can't be sleepy( this time of the day!)' ... and a very kind 'are your eyes ever bright GL, ever fully-open!'... the more regular one being 'gosh GL.. just looking at your eyes makes me sleepy'... to be read 'can't stand looking at your eyes GL.. why don't you splash some cold water into them and come fully awake'... et al

But then, different people...differing perspectives... good eyes, eh? A happy smile spreads rapidly... someone's actually complimented GL's eyes.. and GL can't believe it. And almost begins to say 'thankyou'...

SB(continues): the pictures are pretty good.
GL(confused): sorry?
SB: I mean to say.. the pictures you shoot have a good angle to them. The light is not bad either. And I appreciate that you don't edit them. For an untrained person, you have good eyes.'

Its 'you have a good eye', you #$%$#.. not 'you have good eyes'... the smile retracts rapidly...

GL sulks over her luke-warm coffee... and SB over his wasted compliment.

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