Sunday, May 21, 2006

waves of nausea

Just in case you're not so hot, read this article with advice for "homely" people about how to succeed in the workplace. For example, if you have an ugly face, get a good haircut or wear accessories to pull attention away from your horrific visage. There are other gems of wisdom. Don't wear dirty, ill-fitting or cheap clothes because they'll inevitably make you even more of nightmare to behold.

No, this isn't The Onion, folks, this is U.S. News and World Report.

There's more! Even if you're really heinous, don't despair, you still have options. You can work alone or work with the same people every day so that they get the chance to get to know your positive qualities (presuming you have any) and can get past the waves of nausea that overcome them at the mere sight of you. Take notes, you never know when you'll be maimed in an industrial accident and might just need this advice.

3 comments:

amy k said...

I can hardly believe that is for real!! I mean come on - I'm sure no matter how ugly (or would the p.c. term be aesthetically challenged) you are - no pair of suspenders is going to do the trick!

Brutal!

amy k.

kristen said...

quite possibly the most irresponsible piece of journalism ever.

that's one of the more infuriating, depressing, and anger-inducing things i've ever read.

i must be a big pollyanna, because rarely in life have i ever met someone i thought was "ugly".

abf said...

I tend to agree with you, Kristen. The only exception was this woman/girl in middle school who was really ugly. I mean, she was actually pretty difficult to look at. Beyond that? Lots of people I would prefer never to see naked, but that's just about it.

I guess I'm a Pollyana too.