From Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet. A love affair with Paris, New York, sweets and, now, a little girl named Parker.
Well, it certainly is motivating. On the one hand, it could be sympathetic - "Oh, you look tired ... are you sleeping well? Is something the matter?" On the other hand, it could be proof positive that what you are wearing REALLY IS not your color ... or your hair needs to be done ... or you're not drinking enough water ... or any multitude of sins that contribute to a distraction of one's natural beauty.Which reminds me, I'd better give myself a touch-up.
The funny thing is, Cynthia, I had just been looking in the bathroom mirror ten minutes before I got the "you look *really* bad" comment and I was thinking the very same thing! Still, I'm a believer in tact. :)