I Am a Supermodel!

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
January 9, 2010

So, before you think I’m completely, let me explain myself.  The other day, I was in Costco – all by myself – woo hoo! George was in the truck with the boys and I ran in for a few things.  I loaded up the cart with about 10 things (a few more than planned) and hurried to the checkout line – where every line had at least 4 people waiting.  Ok!  This older man came up behind me and said “Excuse me.”  My first thought was – shoot – I cut him off with my cart.

I looked over at him and smiled at him.  He said, “Wow!  You look great!”  I immediately felt myself blushing.  “Thank you” I said, as the words stumbled out of my mouth.  He continued, “No really, everything you’re wearing and your hair is gorgeous.  You look like a professional supermodel.”  My smile got bigger and I thanked him!  I wished him a good rest of the day and proceeded to the checkout counter.

I was on top of the world.  Even though he was much older than me, it was extremely flattering to be a mom to 3 kids, married for 10 years, and have someone (other than George of course) give me a compliment like that!

P.S. I owe it to North Face (for my jacket), Levi’s (for my jeans), Kohls (for my shoes), E.L.F. for my makeup, and my parents for my hair – lol!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

23 Responses to “I Am a Supermodel!”

  1. Angel says:

    Aww ho9w cool is that… ummm can you point me in the direction of the local Costco. I DID my hair today and got NADA , not even from hubby..

  2. kailani says:

    What a great compliment! And I agree . . . you do look like a model!

  3. Bob says:

    Daughter, you are welcome for the hair.

  4. Patti Hess says:

    That was a GREAT compliment!!! That would of made me smile too 🙂

  5. Soha Molina says:

    Wow. Congrats. I should try some of that ELF makeup, lol. What an ego boost. Enjoy:)

  6. Lori Z. says:

    Bet that makes your day!

  7. *LyndiLou* says:

    Ohhh… that is SOOO sweet! 🙂 I’m SURE it made your day!

  8. I bet that beautiful smile of yours was blinding as you walked out to the truck. Not to mention that 3 feet of air between you and the ground.
    You deserved that.

  9. What a nice thing for him to do… and I agree, you are beautiful!

  10. lily says:

    hahahaa I loved the p.s part!!!

    You ARE beautiful, and that was very nice of him to point it out. 🙂

  11. Lauralee Hensley says:

    How cool.

  12. Awesome! And you didn’t post a picture of yourself? I wanna see! lol

  13. Badger Momma says:

    Yeah I wanna see you in that getup too! I’m sure you looked spiffing. 🙂

  14. Kayla says:

    Aw! That’s so amazing 😀
    I totally agree-There is nothing like a good compliment to boost your moral and make your day!!

  15. Sarah says:

    That’s awesome, would totally make my day too. My last few trips to Costco have been all about people practically running me over with their carts – somebody nice would be a welcome change!

  16. What an awesome boost! I love it when strangers give compliments…because it’s not like they have to!

  17. Charlene Kuser says:

    What a nice story and I love those kind of compliments It means a lot coming from a stranger
    By the way I know a good modeling agency

  18. Amy says:

    it’s great to get compliments like that (espec, from strangers).

  19. The Gosfam says:

    That is so nice that he actually said it to you and didn’t just think it to himself. Way to take a compliment too. I always get flustered and forget to thank people 🙂

  20. Christina says:

    I am sure that made your day!

  21. Jessie C. says:

    It must feel great! Thanks for sharing the moment, it’d totally make everyone’s day by doing this!

  22. trishden says:

    Wow, I wish someone would say that to me. It would make my week, my year. I used to turn heads but now that I’m ahem let me just say midlife I don’t get that anymore. You go girl and enjoy it while you still can.

  23. […] and looks! In fact, many of you probably remember a post I wrote not long ago entitled, “I Am A Supermodel.” This was the jacket I was wearing!  I’ve received many compliments from people […]

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