You Look Tired

October 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )


What an annoying phrase. Any woman who has heard this knows that it’s just another way of saying “Wow, you look like crap today”. I hear it more when I’m not wearing make-up because heaven forbid I go a day without mascara.

Screw this, I’m going home.

However, two days ago I put extra time into my appearance because there were some big, important meetings going on at the office and I wanted to look extra nice. I used foundation, which I hardly ever put on, and even put on eye shadow – definitely outside of my normal powder, eyeliner and mascara routine. Sure, my allergies are acting up a little bit and I may or may not have had a good cry the night before because I’m hormonal this week but I didn’t think anything of it – in fact, I was thinking I looked pretty nice and was feeling good about myself. That is, until an older woman walked by my desk, stopped and said “Oh are you okay? You look so tired!”.

Yeah I am tired. Tired of your shit, lady.

I couldn’t even play it off because the words “I hate when people tell me that!” fell out of my mouth before I could even think about stopping them. Of course she backpedaled and said she didn’t mean anything by it, just that it looked like I could’ve used another hour of sleep. Um, who couldn’t? But thanks for calling me out on it before I walk into this meeting full of CEO’s and Presidents. Really appreciated.

I think it’s time to take a nap.

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