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.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.
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.