I had no idea what to say about his daughter’s photo

Dear Amy: I recently saw an old friend I hadn’t seen in 25 years.

As we chatted and chatted about our children, he showed me a picture of his 19-year-old daughter, whom I had never met. I didn’t ask to see a photo.

If she was a small child or a baby I would have reacted with how cute she was, but otherwise I don’t feel comfortable commenting on anyone’s appearance.

I didn’t see that she bore any resemblance to him, so I said nothing to that effect.

It would have been strange to answer that she looked smart or talented.

What is an acceptable reaction to seeing an unsolicited photo of someone?

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