Someone please tell me why others feel its ok to say "You look tired!"
I mean what the hell are they really trying to accomplish with that statement?
Yesterday, a co-worker walked in to my office to ask a question and as I researched her answer there was a bit of silence.
The silence must have been way too much for her to take because she felt compelled to fill it with "You look really tired."
What am I supposed to say to that ?
"Thank you, yes I know I look like death warmed over right now I appreciate you noticing"
Now I was tempted to kick her ass out of my office, but because I believe in playing nice with others I've outlined some alternative statements below.
If you feel you simply can not go on unless you tell your co-worker/friend/mother/sister/hubby etc they look tired please choose from the list below:
A) " You look tired" and then follow it up with something like "Why don't I watch the kids and clean your house so you can take a nap."
"You look tired," followed by "Here's a gift certificate to a Day Spa"
or better yet
C) "You look tired, here's a voucher for an all inclusive Caribbean Vacation for you and your family"
Yes, definitely better options.Aah, doesn't everyone feel better now.