What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve?


I remember when I was 18 and was going to one of my friend’s house parties. There was a guy there who I really fancied and therefore wanted to look good for him, so I spent a lot of time picking out my clothes, doing my hair and makeup. My sister looked at me in amazement and said “wow you look like a princess.” My happiness was short lived though by my nan who agreed “Yeah, she does look like a princess… The one from Shrek.”


Imaginary Friends

Whilst browsing on the internet, I came across a page full of creepy things that children have said whilst talking about their imaginary friends. Some of the most creepiest to me include:

  • One parent said that her child who was 7 years old would talk about a ghost in his room called The Captain, who was an old guy with a beard. He said that the Captain told him that when he grows up, his job will be to kill people and even though the little boy said he didn’t want to, The Captain told him that he doesn’t have a choice and will get used to it.
  • One little boy told his mum that there was a man called Jacob, who dresses like a lumberjack, that sleeps in her bed.
  • One little boy told his mum about the ‘creeper man’ who doesn’t have a face and lives in his grandparent’s bedroom. He always talks about the creeper man when he visits his grandparents, but otherwise, never mentions him.

It makes me wonder, are they really imaginary friends, or are these children experiencing supernatural beings?