Is it not rude to say that someone is "a useful person"?

15 May 2016

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Is it not rude to say that someone is "a useful person"?
I held a guided tour in my hometown and an English guy who joined it said to me, "I think you might be a useful person to know around here!" on facebook message after the event. Do you think it's rude or he's just joking?

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