Over the course of a recent dinner party, a guest elaborated on a familiar question:
“Do I look fat in this [garment]?”
He went on to say that it was really a question about honesty and loyalty. Does the questioner really want to whether the garment is flattering to the figure? Is the questioner prepared to know that it’s the body underneath the garment that is actually overweight? And is there an underlying inquiry about sustained commitment in spite of deviation from a public perspective of beauty and fitness?
Worthwhile consideration before answering the question. Proceed with caution!