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Do you ever? (Light hearted post)

(20 Posts)
Littleannie Wed 01-Apr-20 11:57:32

Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and think "that can't be right"?

Witzend Wed 01-Apr-20 12:00:45

Yes, but more so if I’ve been daft enough to look at my reflection with my glasses on.

(Same applies to dust, can’t see it without my glasses.)

sodapop Wed 01-Apr-20 12:03:01

Yes and wonder who the old person is looking back at me. smile

fatgran57 Thu 02-Apr-20 05:06:02

I try not to look in the mirror first thing in the morningsmile

When I have done so accidently I then feel very sorry for my OH who has to look at me!

NotAGran55 Thu 02-Apr-20 05:24:03

Thanks for that Littleannie a great start to my day . This really tickled me - I laughed so hard it made me cough 😷!

Curlywhirly Thu 02-Apr-20 07:36:33

Witzend My reading glasses are a curse! I don't look too bad from a distance, but my word close up with my glasses on, not a pretty sight. And first thing in the morning is particularly challenging. Luckily, my husband also wears reading glasses, so I don't frighten him too much when he first wakes up, before he puts them on. 🙄

Hetty58 Thu 02-Apr-20 07:38:59

I think 'Mother? What are you doing here?'

LullyDully Thu 02-Apr-20 07:57:47

There is an old lady in my mirror , not sure who she can be. She catches me unaware when I don't prepare myself first.

fatgran57 Thu 02-Apr-20 08:04:26

Hetty58 and LullyDully I share your painsmile

TwiceAsNice Thu 02-Apr-20 08:06:29

Lucky you only seeing your mother! First thing in the morning I see my Gran!!

Nana3 Thu 02-Apr-20 08:18:23

This is a good laugh. My hair was such a sight this morning luckily my OH was still half asleep.
I see my mother too, she's there every morning. Why did I put that mirror by the stairs?

Littleannie Thu 02-Apr-20 09:32:08

And do you ever meet a school friend you haven't seen for years, and think "doesn't she look old"?

Eglantine21 Thu 02-Apr-20 09:34:20

Huh! I see my father.......

Callistemon Thu 02-Apr-20 09:53:05

Actually, my bathroom mirror is quite flattering, it's not until I see a photo of the finished result that I realise it was lying.

Laughterlines Thu 02-Apr-20 10:05:12

Yes my house must be haunted. Every time I look in the mirror an old lady steps in front of me.

Chewbacca Thu 02-Apr-20 10:17:38

On "working from the office" days, I've always put full makeup on and dressed professionally in a suit etc. Since working from home, I haven't put makeup on once and, when I can be bothered, I'm dressed in leggings and jumper. The outgrowing haircut and grey roots don't help matters either. I realised how haggard I look when Facetiming family and I see that plain faced, dowdy little woman in the bottom right hand corner of the screen!

LullyDully Thu 02-Apr-20 10:22:07

When I meet old friends I haven't seen for a while, I think they look old only for a few minutes then they seem as ever.

Anniebach Thu 02-Apr-20 10:23:29

No, only have one mirror which is kept in a drawer

Purplepixie Thu 02-Apr-20 10:28:54

Yes, all the time. I am convinced aliens have invaded my whole body/face etc because the me inside looks nothing like this. I am slim, gorgeous, sexy etc till I look in the mirror and the exact words in my head are: “Who the hell is that?”

Roses Thu 02-Apr-20 10:31:09

NEVER EVER look in a magnifying mirror

You have been warned xxx