Over the new year period, I had a problem.
I knew people would ask about it, but it was not the kind of thing that you need to discuss with others. In fact, it’s downright uncomfortable & unnecessary to talk about.
Yet I still got asked this question over & over.
So I implore you – if you want to have a rewarding conversation with someone, never ask this question:
“What’s wrong with your face?”
My face was suffering from PCPP – a Post-Christmas Pimple Party. You eat a lot of chocolate at Christmas, you get zits for the new year.
It was rather noticeable. And gross. I looked like Two-Face from Batman.
But in another case of people asking the obvious question, people felt a need to discuss it. What they were hoping to get from this conversation, I don’t know.
I’m not a fan of vanity, but I don’t need people pointing out & enquiring about my pimples.
For others, it may be facial warts, scars, acne, moles, birth marks, etc. And none are necessary to ask about. None will generate interesting conversation.
The person being asked just feels awkward & self-conscious, and will try to exit the conversation as quickly as possible.
And you come across as rude & superficial for asking about someone’s facial problem.
People don’t grow pimples deliberately. They don’t have acne because it’s trendy.
Something is wrong with their face, largely out of their control. Use your filter and simply talk about something else.
When people enjoy talking to you, they’ll want to talk to you again.
But when you make them feel gross, they’ll think twice before talking to you again.
Next time you can see that you’re going to ask “What’s wrong with your face?”, think of us & stop. Ask a different question, not the worst question you could ask.
Let’s Talk… about something else.