to punch people that comment on my appearance?

(33 Posts)
kisssmekate Mon 31-Dec-12 02:28:19

One woman at work comes in and says to me "god you look tired, had a light night last night?"

"Erm ... no"

Cue awkward silence.

Different time -

"wow you look how I feel - tired!"

"Well I was feeling fine before but now I feel like shit"

- Yes sometimes I can look tired no matter how much sleep I've had but why do you feel the need to tell me I look like shit.

<Disclaimer: I wouldn't really punch someone>

mellowcat Mon 31-Dec-12 09:52:50

I used to get this a lot before I started taking iron supplements. Never get it now.

Megatron Mon 31-Dec-12 10:02:09

I don't feel like smiling all the bloody time just to avoid someone insulting me. YANBU at all.

theodorakisses Mon 31-Dec-12 12:24:11

It's not caring its passive aggression. And I am rarely tired and have a full time maid. I have noticed that the people who do this are often fairly unattractive themselves.

mrswishywashy1 Mon 31-Dec-12 12:48:35

you look they way I feel

I just say back 'well thank god I don't look the way you look' grin

Nancy66 Mon 31-Dec-12 12:54:01

i am naturally very pale and can have dark circles under my eyes.

If people (who usually see me made up) catch me without the slap on they always say I look: tired, ill, exhausted, stressed.

Nope. it's just what my boat race looks like without the war paint.

I don't think people who comment are deliberately being rude - they're just the sort who never think before they open their mouths.

"You're far too skinny, my husband would hate it if I lost weight, he likes a bit of meat!"

This from a colleague.
Can you imagine the uproar if I told her that my husband wouldn't shag someone as fat as her?

Ime people feel its acceptable to comment on skinniness but very rude to mention fat. Humph.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Mon 31-Dec-12 12:56:40

mrswishy that's excellent! grin

kinkyfuckery Mon 31-Dec-12 12:56:45

YANBU. It's one of those I can never work out why people think it's an ok thing to say!

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