Deflecting a compliment is not modest or unpretentious; it's actually a bit rude. After all, someone has taken the time to not only notice you and your efforts, but has gone a step further and actually acknowledged it.
Why do so many people want others to show them the money? Why don't others understand that money doesn't grow on trees? Why are there so many tempting money-themed clichés out there (that I clearly can't help but use in this post)?
I am a fan of the Halloween kind of boo -- and the candy that goes along with it. But I'd like to banish the boo that happens during the other 51 weeks out of the year. So, if you are not a fan of booing, what do you do when faced with the boo?