She wondered why not. She said "Look at you. You have those short little legs and tiny torso." I know I'm short. Not disputing that fact at all. I didn't dispute it and since I'm trying to learn to be more gracious in accepting compliments, I didn't push it when she finished her sentence, with "You're as cute as you can be."
Of course, I thought about it the rest of the day. I parsed every single word trying to turn them into something negative. Like she said I was short. Yes, she did. She said short and cute not short and fat. She never actually used the word short. She used more pleasant words.
Finally, I decided that I was just going to accept what she said at face value. I am a 'petite little lady' and happy to be so!