Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Doctor Crosses Social Boundaries

In case you didn't notice, I have started another blog called, "The Doctor Is In." It appears that there is only a small amount of interest in my opinion. That's okay, I'm not offended. Here's my second opinion:

Shea, over at Constantly Amazed asks a perennial favorite:
"Do these pants make me look fat?"
One Dollar's Worth of Windspike's opinion:
This and similar questions, usually posed by a significant other of some variety, are a trap. The real and truthful answer to this question is rarely what the asker seeks. In truth, the pants only make you look fat if you think they do.

Befuddled spouses and friends realize very quickly that they are ethically caught between lying or being truthful as they work their brains around a suitable reply. Really, the individual who poses the query should invert the direction and seek an inner solution.

Only you have the power to remedy the answer to your own question. Moreover, the only answer to your question that matters is your own.
If you have an idea, tricky situation, concern, or troubling dilemma that you need a second brain to cogitate for a bit, pop on over to The Doctor Is In and rent my brain.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you're over charging. ;-)

There is only one true answer to questions of the variety "Does this outfit make me look fat?". And you, as a married man, should know the answer, which is:

Honey, in that outfit you look as slim and as beautiful as the day we were married. and you have to mean it. Of course it's a trap, but knowing it's a trap is the first step in evading it.

windspike said...


And your spouse wollups you with a fry pan because they know you are a lying sack of....:-)

On the other hand, you may be right - maybe I am over charging.

Anonymous said...

Well fortunately for me, the Frogette wouldn't know where to find a frying pan in my kitchen if her life depended on it.

But I tell you what...let's debate it on Blognonymous/Educational Whisper (never one to pass up the opportunity to generate some traffic):

Resolved: The Proper Answer To The Question: "Honey, does this make me look fat?"

I shall spit brackish pond water in your general direction, oh stinky primate.

windspike said...

Are you slapping me with a white glove?

Certainly, the query you pose is very different than the query posed by Shea in the original. What, indeed, is the "proper" answer? You are going to toss us in to a moral and ethical dilemma.

Are you sure you want to go that way? Or would you like to pony up the buck for a real windspike opine of superior grade over at the Doctor is In?

May your back yard pond, ye froggy, be filled with Katrina waste water sucked from what used to be the streets of New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

Do these pants make my ass look fat?

Exquisitely, 3. Pleasing through beauty, fitness, or perfection.

Then run.