(Closed) VENT – “Are you tired or sick? You look it”

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
9672 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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
2759 posts
Sugar bee

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
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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! 🙂

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