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Fake Compliments

Often in life and particularly in business, people give others fake compliments.  Individuals somehow feel that by complimenting a person that things will go their way, the person will like them, or they can obtain whatever they are seeking.  Many of the TV shows portray people giving fake compliments trying to get ahead.  In “Leave it to Beaver,” Eddie Haskell is always giving fake complements to June Cleaver the boys’ mother.  There are also times when he gives a backhanded compliment that is really an insult.  He is so phony that June just ignores him but is always polite.  He might say, “Mrs. Cleaver your hair always looks so nice.  My mother said you must spend a lot of time at the beauty salon to have it look so good.” His character is always so phony it is impossible to even like him.  Sadly he says many backhanded insults to the Beaver.  In business, a person may pass out adulation in an effort to gain a promotion, time off, a new desk or a different position. The fawning usually goes too far that it borders on making a person cringe. In other TV shows, children usually try fake compliments to convince their parents to give them something, get out of a chore, stay out late, socialize with friends, or even skip cleaning their rooms.  It never works either on the big screen or in real life at home. Most adults can see right through all of the phony nonsense.  They instantly tell the other person to stop or say no.  This is also true when dating. If a person says too much flattery even if the other person likes them they usually see right through it.  Any chance of more dating often ends quickly.  People like the truth and reality when it comes to their personal lives.  There is so much going on in the world today, that individuals are tired of lies, phony game playing, everything in politics and almost anything else that is too fabricated that it is completely intolerable , don’t you agree? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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