Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Pop Quiz!

Two people are going to a party. One person, let's call him, for the sake of convenience, the Man, was ready 40 minutes ago and is sitting in the kitchen listening to the radio and enjoying working through his Bumper Book of Sudoku puzzles.

The other person, who, also for the sake of convenience, we'll call the Woman, has bought a new outfit for the occasion, but having tried it on, takes it off again and tries on four other outfits before reverting back to the one she started with.

She finally comes down to the kitchen and says to the Man: I need a completely honest, unbiased answer, do I look fat in this?

Is the correct answer:
a) Yes
b) No
c) Darling whatever you wear, you will always look beautiful to me
d) Wow, you look absolutely fantastic but how much could that have cost?

I will provide the correct answer in a future post.


phyllis said...

Wekk, if he wants to finally get out of the house, it's A or C.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

C, unless he's a clod. The question is rhetorical, not a search for truth.

Deja Pseu said...


My husband, godblessim, always gave me answer C so I stopped asking.

Toby Wollin said...

Sorry - I go with (d) - having gone through that number of outfits means to me that this is someone who has a dissatisfaction problem anyway. If The Man wants a happy evening, he's going to tell her she looks fantastic...period.

indigo16 said...

Oh how I wish I lived with someone who could answer any of b) c) or d)
I would get "you look fat because you are fat"

mq, cb said...

In the wise words of my room-mate, "the only person who should ever make honest comments about your appearance is your mother and that's only because she's going to do it anyway!"

Belle de Ville said...

The real question here is how many outfits on average do we have to try on in order to get dressed.
My average is 4, but I've been known to try on as many as 8.
And of course THE MAN is silently fuming.

rb said...

B, obviously.

...says the woman who went shopping for a dress with her husband, and the moment they walked into the first store, husband pointed and said "There's a dress. Let's go."

Anonymous said...


-- desertwind

R said...

D, of course.

Susan said...

Girls, I think we're missing a crucial piece of information: how much does The Man want sex?

Anonymous said...

None of the above. The correct answer is, "Darling you look ravishing. Now let's go ..before I eat you up!"

B or C might work, depending on which the woman is more likely to believe coming from this man.