21 October 2008

What is the sniglet for this??

You guys remember sniglets? Lactomangulation... Bevemeter... well - we need a sniglet to name the phenomenon where one looks in the mirror before a special occasion and thinks they look all sorts of fine only to discover when inspecting photos of the event that in fact one looked fat, ridiculous or - perhaps worst of all - both. What can we call that distorted perspective?? Has this happened to you at all?

On a tangently-related note... here is a quiz... Your loved on asks you if you are as fat as someone else at a given event. Is the correct answer: 1) Oh no dear! Not even close! 2) I can't tell, she is wearing a coat.

Yeah - that's what I thought.


iFred said...

Only men will appreciate this:

Many years ago a co-worker told the story of shopping with his wife for a new coat. She tried on the most expensive coat in the store and spun around in front of him and asked, "Well, what do you think?"

He said, "It makes you look fat."

Needless to say he dodged that financial bullet, but most likely took a worse one from her!

Sandi said...

Men can't win in this area - not that that's a bad thing! Especially when the pregnant wife asks, "Do I look fat?" No answer in the world will work.

Daisy said...

Don't get me wrong - I don't usually make the mistake of asking my husband stupid questions like that - this just sort of popped out of my mouth before I knew what was happening - thinking out loud so to speak. But men... listen up... if you are ever not sure to say just say this one sentence over and over. It will keep you out of trouble. Ready? Here it is... "You look pretty." That's all. Nothing more. Nothing less. You look pretty. That is all you have to say.

iFred said...

Great advice, Daisy. I've been doing that for years. It's almost always true anyway and it's certainly safer that way.

Marvin the Martian said...

My darling wife is stuck on the heavy-duty self-criticism cycle, especially after a dress-up event. It's my job to make her feel better. She asks me that question a lot. I always manage to find a seriously obese person to point to and say, "honey, you're beautiful." And she sees that indeed she is.

Lara said...

Ha. I was writing a book of a comment here.

I am SO going to blog it instead. So my up-coming blog post? It's all for you. :)

Daisy said...

Why thank you, Lara - I shall check it out!

LarryLilly said...

Well, I dont ever go shopping with my wife.

All I ever do is say "You look great, lets go out"

Yeah, when posed with that question, silence is WORSE of all. You have to say something because they are asking you for a reason, which is generally one due to the need to get their ego stroked. So you better be stroking like a boat across the pond. Say ANYTHING, at least you can backtrack, expand, whatever, but dont ever stand there silent.

That will kill your week if not yourself. LOL