As I was getting off the tube last night, a man approached me. An aging surfer type.
Man: I just had to say I love your feet.
Man: I don’t mean to embarrass you but I love your shoes, your feet and your shoes. They are lovely. But I don’t want to embarrass you.
Me: Thank you.
I didn’t want to be embarrassed. I really didn’t but my checks were burning up by the end of this exchange. I didn’t know what to say. What is the correct response in these situations? I thought about telling him where the shoes were from and how little they cost (Peacocks £12), but I don’t think he wanted to buy a pair.
Instead I said thank you and then pretended I was in a bigger hurry to catch my train than I really was.