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Why is it that when certain people say, "You look good," you get the sense that what they really mean is "You look rough, but I'm hoping that telling you that you look good inspires you to start looking better."

Posted August 1, 2003 12:35 PM | On This Day: 2002

 

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I actually read something about this - I can't remember the source, but it said something along the lines of: if someone says you smell good, you're probably wearing too much cologne/perfume - if someone says you look good, you're probably wearing too much make-up, or an unusual outfit for your personality. either way, if you are not one to ask for brutal honesty, it's better than hearing, "YOU LOOK LIKE HELL."

I always thought when you looked like hell the comment was always, you look tired. I always wonder if when someone offers me a breath mint if they are really trying to tell me that my breath is horrible

Remeber:

Just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you.