Post # 1
Ugh, just had to vent. Was running late this morning and had to catch the bus to work, so instead of normal makeup routine, just threw on MAC powder, blush and mascara. My skin is good so no need for full coverage (or so I thought….).
I get to work and a co-worker (who’s a little older, late 30’s), asks me “Are you tired, or sick? You look like you’re tired, or sick.” I was stunned first, so didn’t say anything, then mumbled about how I was running late and the wind messed up my hair, etc. She also said that I had purple bags under my eyes! I finally just said, “yeah, guess I am tired” and she said “Yeah, you look tired”.
I immediately went to the bathroom, and I think I look fine. I don’t see huge undereye circles, and I normally don’t wear concealer anyway.
Wow. Thanks a lot. (and I like this co-worker, she’s not mean-spirited, just clueless).
Way to start off the morning haha
Post # 3
My boss, great guy, is a bit socially awkward. He used to say this stuff to me on days I wasn’t wearing makeup. I started responding by saying “Thanks, you look great today, too” – he got the hint!
Post # 4
People never cease to amaze me with their total lack of social graces. Good grief! I’m sure you look just fine. You could always work it to your advantage today by saying you’re not feeling well and heading off to the mall, lol. 😉 That’s what I would do.
Post # 5
I used to get this all the time… at 23. Same kind of coworker, only this one was my boss. Also, those awful fluorescent lights they put in offices make everyone look sick- just blow her off
Post # 6
My Grandma does the same thing. I think it started when I was about 12, that if I didn’t have make up on she thought I was ill. Every single holiday she would pretty much ask. No I am not ill, just pale.
Post # 7
Ugh, I hate that. There’s a girl who works at the snack stand in my building who is notorious for asking people if they’re sick, tired, upset. She told me I “always look upset”, which is so untrue.. the only reason I look off when I see you is because I’m bracing myself for whatever underhanded insult you’re going to throw my direction!
You just gotta learn to ignore them. People loooove to concern-troll.
Post # 8
@MissCalifornia: concern-troll LOL
My mom always tells the story of when she was in a hurry to get to work as a young nurse. She didnt have time to put on her full make up or do her hair like usual. Halfway through the day, one of the doctors walked up to her and said “I sincerely hope you never come in here again without make up and your hair done”. This was in the 70’s, so I guess that sort of thing wasn’t considered “harassment”. She never forgot how mad she was at the doc…I guess better to be late than look anything less than awesome!
Post # 9
Ppl say this all the time if I don’t have make up on. And not to brag but I have great skin if I do wear make up its just eye stuff and lipstick. Jerks.
Post # 10
I get this all the time. Unless I literally make myself up in the mornings…my more ‘natural’ look tends to provoke questions like ‘are you feeling ok?’
Post # 11
I once dated a guy who insisted that I looked better without makeup. He was clueless though, even when I was wearing quite a bit he didn’t think I had any on. He always commented on how tired I looked on days when I didn’t put on any. It drove me nuts! Sure, I look better with it on, but don’t tell me how you prefer it when I don’t wear any!
Post # 12
I used to hate when people said this to me right before I left for school in the morning – sometimes my sister would look at me as we were waiting for our ride and tell me I looked tired. Great, can’t wait to go walk the halls of high school looking terrible! I like the idea of taking advantage of “looking sick” and going to the mall, although I’m sure you look fine! 🙂