Friday, November 17, 2006

I don't even wear any.

Today at work I was busily utilizing all the specialized electronics cleaner to shine up the apple of my eye (i.e. my ds lite) when a professor approached me and asked if I was cleaning my makeup case.

Needless to say, I died a bit inside.

11 comments:

BrainFromArous said...

Well... we might want to let the prof off the hook on this one. The DS does indeed look like a makeup case, the screens being easily mistaken for mirrors.

I don't wear any, either - and I could probably use some.

100LittleDolls said...

But it was closed shut. It' also too big. But what do I know? I haven't been down a makeup aisle for a few years--maybe they make cases that hold a few hundred shades of eye shadow.

He just came by a few moments ago and said how he couldn't belive a "video game machine" could be pink. Learn something new every day.

BrainFromArous said...

Too big? I thought makeup cases were big. Eh, I don't really know either. I'm going back to play Blokus now.

Lake Desire said...

I've been asked is my white DS Lite is a PDA or some type of cellphone, but never a makeup case. O.o

tekanji said...

I'm guessing he doesn't know what a makeup case looks like either.

Mickle said...

inasmuch as the little thing with a mirror is commonly called a compact, and a makeup case generally refers to the bag that the compact, the brushes, the foundation, the eyeshadow, the yadda yadda yadda all go into....

.....I kinda think tekanji's right

But them maybe that's all just in my neck of the woods. I will grant you that if pop can be soda can be cola, then a makeup case may be a compact - or is it vice versa?

100LittleDolls said...

I think the professor was thinking compact when he said makeup case.

Yeah, either way, he's unfamiliar with both though it's weird about the DS because his son is a total gamer.

Mickle said...

(sigh)

And of course what's really dumb is that not only did he not recognize the DS at all, but he doesn't even know enough about makeup to recognize that either, and yet he still assumes that you must be doing something with makeup because he not only can't think of anything else you'd be doing, but also because he figures that what little he does know must be good enough for a reasonable guess.

If he thought his guess was so off that wall that it would be emberassingly silly for him to have thought it, he would have just asked straight out what the thing was. To ask what he did implies that it's reasonable to assume that anything small and shiny and plastic in a woman's hands has to do with makeup.

belledame222 said...

seriously--why would one not just. ask. first?

next time answer, "no, why? do you need to borrow a lipstick? i don't wear any, but you could ask ___"

100LittleDolls said...

mickle--exactly. That's why it made me feel so frustrated.

belledame222--perfect comeback! I'll remember that in case the occasion rises again.

noseyou said...

You could carry it around in one of your numerous, newly acquired "make-up bags"!