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Awkward! A Co-Worker Complimented Me on My Weight Loss

Thanks to a reader with an issue (sorry, reader!), we have an awkward scenario requiring your advice. (Interested in this subject? Join our Awkward! group to share etiquette questions and stories with other readers.)

"I needed to drop a few pounds a while back and thanks to exercise and eating right, I managed to do it. A well-meaning coworker told me the other day, 'You look great! Did you lose weight?' I hate compliments like this. All I can hear is "'You didn't look good before.' Is it ever OK to say this to someone, and what's the proper response? I just said thanks and left it at that, but it irritated me."

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