Some things a guy should never say to a woman…

I hate awkward silences.

You know, the mull in the conversation after both parties have already had their say on a topic… and before you know it…


Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know silence is golden.

As they say, you know you’re good friends with someone if you can just shut up and enjoy each other’s company.

I’m not talking about that type of silence.

I’m talking about awkward silences.

I had mentioned having dinner with my guy friend the other day.

After we talked about my relationship, his breakup, and the girl he let go, there it was…


It lasted for around five seconds, and I was starting to fidget.

I wanted to say something. I wanted to scream, JUST SAY ANYTHING!!!

Fortunately, he started to speak:

“You know, you’re an attractive woman.”

Unfortunately, he had to follow this compliment with:

“Except for your nose… your nose is too flat for me. And you have a lot of blackheads. They make your nose look flatter.”


“There was one time a couple of weeks ago where you had a clear nose. It was better then,” he continues. “Other than your nose, you have very attractive features. Maybe you should give those nose strips a try.”

*roll eyes*

People say the stupidest things after awkward silences.

But then again, he’s a good enough friend that he’s earned the right to make very frank statements without me beating him to the pulp.

At least, it’s not like the faux pas another more-casual guy friend of mine had said two weeks earlier.

We were all lounging at the couch. We were having a sleepover and I was in my pajamas when suddenly, he made this comment to me:

You know, I’ve never realized this… but the way you’re seating right now, you look like a boy.

All the conversation stopped after that. His face flamed beet red. He started shuffling in his seat.

He was so embarrassed that I found it hilarious!

Guys, one thing you don’t tell women is that they looked like a boy!

Oh, and by the way, it was a very wholesome sleepover of around 6 to 7 people.

Sleepover mind you.

Not a sexual orgy, just in case you have a dirty mind.

So, where are those nose strips?!


About Tina

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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7 Responses to Some things a guy should never say to a woman…

  1. algol says:

    why don’t you show us a picture of yours so that we can see for ourselves if you really have a flat nose.

  2. raven says:

    Algol, trust me, I don’t have the straightest nose in the world. :o) Dad’s fault!

    Anyway, I feel comfortable in the fact that though I’m baring my soul and mind for the world to see, I’m still keeping my identity secret. Showing you a picture would mean a loss of identity, since some people who drop by my blog would know who I am. Frankly, I don’t want people close to me (especially my super-strict dad) to ever discover this blog. 🙂

    Otherwise, I betcha he’ll be the first to ship me back home and keep me under lock and chains.

    I hope you understand.

  3. algol says:

    haha, you’re such a sweet and nice girl

  4. Li'l Miss Eunice says:

    i cannot believe a guy could say that. if i were in you position, i wouldve laughed real hard. is his nose perfecT? anyway, thanks for makin me smile. 🙂

  5. Li'l Miss Eunice says:

    i cannot believe a guy could say that. if i were in you position, i wouldve laughed real hard. is his nose perfecT? anyway, thanks for makin me smile. 🙂

  6. raven says:

    Algol, you’re right! I’m trying to be sweet and nice (or at least, in my dad’s opinion)… while living life to the fullest.

    Jersee, naw, that’s fine. He’s a really close guy friend of mine. But yeah, you should’ve seen my face after he said that! 😀

  7. eventuallypretty says:

    wahaha…a guy recommending nose strips???!!!

    and if someone said i look like a boy he’d probably get a smack on the face. hahaha…

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