So would you tell a stranger if they had lipstick on their teeth? I mean you wanna help a fellow sister out right? Can’t have her going out into the world looking all stupid….! I’ve actually run into this issue a total of three times in my life.
Personally, you have to feel these situations out. I mean if the person you’re talking to is nice and seems approachable I’m all about casually taking them aside and telling them to have a little issue going on. However, if the person isn’t so friendly well, you’re taking a chance telling them they have lipstick on their teeth as they might just snark you out.
This happened to me three different times in a business setting with strangers. When I was able to get a quiet moment as not to embarrass or bring attention to the matter I casually told the women they had a little something, something going on with their teeth.
The first two were quite friendly so I felt confidence enough to whisper to them about the lipstick issue and both were relieved and grateful I told them about it. The third lady I was terrified of. She was quite aggressive and a little snippy so I was scared to tell her about the problem at all in fear she would reign terror and fire down around my head. But I also didn’t want her going through an entire day with a big old smear of red on her teeth. I braved it out and told her. Funny enough she was actually quite thankful I told her. I seriously thought she would chew me out for telling her about it.
I think you do have to be a bit brave about telling people about an imperfection and you also have to be sympathetic and approach the manner gently. You don’t wanna be an ass about a situation like this or condescending to the person. It’s always a risk approaching a stranger and being like, “Umm hi you have lipstick on your teeth!”
So have you ever told a stranger they had lipstick on their teeth?
Or are you not brave enough to tell them or feel a little strange telling them?