First off, I’m going to preface this by saying that this is an extremely randomn post.
But hey, this blog is used to build others right? So please help me out, if you would.
It’s no secret that I am black- African American- whatever.
As such, I have not noticed a lot of light eye colors within my people. So, when I am around “white people” it is natural for me to look at the variations of light colored eyes and think they are beautiful.
Now, I am the type of person who will come up to a stranger just to tell them what they are wearing is adorable. So, naturally I do this with other’s eyes, as well.
Lately the responses to these complements usually include them being taken aback; they are not offended, just a little uncomfortable.
Yesterday, I heard of another black lady complementing one of my white friends eyes and she received the same response.
Before I ask, let me make this crystal clear. We are not flirting, in fact, you may not even be attractive to us when that complement is given.
This is usually how the dialogue goes:
“*Normal conversation* or *Cue entrance*”
“You have really beautiful eyes.”
“Um…okay… *gives weird look*”
I am confused. Why oh why is it such a big deal when we compliment you on your eyes?
Please break my ignorance!
I realize this may not be a politically correct post but what the heck, anything is bound to offend someone-eh?