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to think that if you ask a question you'll get an honest answer?

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BumWiper Sat 04-Jun-11 10:24:43

My friend draws her eyebrows on,and yesterday asked if they looked alright.I said no one of them was wonky and she got thick over it.

Did she not want an honest answer?

Like if someone is trying on clothes and ask me how do they look,I'll always answer honestly.

TheMonster Sat 04-Jun-11 10:27:02

YANBU. She wouldn't have thanked you if she went around all day with a wonky brow and then noticed when she got home.

nethunsreject Sat 04-Jun-11 10:27:04

Well, you can be honest without being blunt. eg well, that one's a wee bit squint or whatever. Some people don't wnat the truth though!

BluddyMoFo Sat 04-Jun-11 10:28:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheMonster Sat 04-Jun-11 10:32:02

BluddyMoFo, I ask DP that all the time and he is honest about it. At first I was a bit miffed but it has helped me have a better view of myself.

TheFlyingOnion Sat 04-Jun-11 10:33:39

ummm honesty with tact maybe?

I'd always want someone to tell me my skirt is in my knickers, but I wouldn't want them laughing their asses off at me...

BumWiper Sat 04-Jun-11 10:36:33

All i said was the left one is grand but the right one is all wonky.I did offer a babywipe,pencil and mirror grin

I certainly wouldnt expect anyone to pet my ego and tell me I look great if I dont.

IslaValargeone Sat 04-Jun-11 10:46:24

I'd also go for the honesty with tact approach, there are ways of assisting someone without making them feel like s***.

sausagesandmarmelade Sat 04-Jun-11 13:03:42

I think eyebrows painted on always look wrong....don't know why people do it.

Punkatheart Sat 04-Jun-11 13:12:52

(..whispers to TheFlying......your skirt is in your knickers...)

I try and be tactful too but some people, even if they ask, want to be flattered rather than told the truth....

Morloth Sat 04-Jun-11 13:54:11

What is the story with drawing your eyebrows on? Do people actually have them completely waxed off (or whatever) on purpose? I always assumed it was a 'tidying' job gone wrong.

TheFlyingOnion Sat 04-Jun-11 15:49:53


thanks Punkatheart

My friend shaved off her eyebrows when she was little and they never grew back. She has since had some tattooed on (not like a big black tat or anything...).

They do look a little odd, but not as odd as having no eyebrows....

Punkatheart Sat 04-Jun-11 15:56:45

But why stop at eyebrows - why not draw on some Aunt Sally red cheeks, a Hitler moustache and eyelashes?

(goes off to ask bank for loan for adult face painting)

TheFlyingOnion Sat 04-Jun-11 16:21:30

ooh yes I'd have a big butterfly grin

Shodan Sat 04-Jun-11 16:36:49

My MIL has to draw on eyebrows, something to do with overplucking them in the 60s (I think).

Never thought anything of it, till we all went on holiday together and I saw her first thing without her brows. Most odd. It took a while, actually, for me to work out what was wrong...

tallulahxhunny Sat 04-Jun-11 16:40:31

Im fed up with people moaning about me telling the truth, ffs if you dont want the truth then dont ask the question!!

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