We’ve all been in that situation: you’re having a conversation with someone, ask an innocent question, and the next thing you know, everyone either thinks you’re an idiot or a jerk. Well, not only are you not alone, but Reddit is here to make you feel infinitely better about yourself as a human being. Thanks to Reddit’s thread on socially unacceptable questions, you’ll be able to breath a sigh of relief knowing that you haven’t pondered half of these things. But maybe you have! So in that case, congratulations, you’re one among many.
Here are 14 questions people are scared to ask in a social setting. Enter at your own risk. Read more…
When I found out my friend Aileen once worked 8-hour days dressed as a Holiday Snoopy at the local outlet mall, I have to admit a part of me was a bit jealous. I’ve had some interesting jobs in my life — the night in D.C. when I was hired to keep drunk men away from Whoopi Goldberg comes to mind — but I’ve managed to avoid epically bad work uniforms. My professional past includes no propeller hats or suits shaped like a meatball sandwich. In fact, the strictest dress code I’ve had to adhere to was the green apron and black polo shirt required at Starbucks, accessorized with a hearty splatter of mocha all over my face and hair.
I know you guys can easily one-up me on this one, so let’s hear it: What was your worst work uniform? Keep reading »
Once upon a time, when I was about 19, I found an amazing kilt-style mini skirt on a sale rack at the mall. It was a gorgeous green plaid wool with crisp pleats and a luxurious silk lining. Somehow it looked amazing with bare legs and a tank top or black tights and a cardigan. I wore this kilt all the time, through every season, and it never looked a day over brand new. But years passed, my style evolved, and during one particularly intense closet-cleaning rampage, I threw the kilt in a Goodwill bag, and never saw it again. This was a few years ago, and I still miss that damn skirt. It has joined my New Kids on the Block hoodie, vintage riding boots, and perfectly baggy v-neck sweater on my list of Clothes That Got Away.
So tell us: What item(s) of clothing do you wish you still had? Which pieces do you think you’ll keep forever? [Vastly inferior but still fairly cute kilt available here] Keep reading »
For many, the chance to meet Donatella Versace will never happen. But this Friday, the uber-bronze designer is changing all that by giving her fashion-crazy fans the opportunity to ask her questions online. Immediately after the Versace show, she’ll plop herself down in front of a video camera and respond in real time to queries from her fans. What does one ask Donatella? You only have a few days to decide, so hurry up and submit your question. Then, you can nervously count down the minutes to see if she’ll respond to yours. It’s not every day that one gets an audience with Donatella, after all. [WWD] Keep reading »
Esquire, the magazine for men who are past the meathead stage, has just launched their first “Survey Of The American Woman” and they are in desperate need of women like you, Frisky readers, to chime in. So what’s in it for you, besides dropping some knowledge? The magazine will donate $1 to the Haiti Relief Fund for every woman who takes the survey, which is pretty awesome. According to our gal pals at Lemondrop, the fellas really want to know how much we really know about cars, whether we’ve been to strip clubs, and what our opinions are on social issues. In other words, a variety of stuff — so go help ‘em out, won’t you?
In the meantime, we have some very important questions of our own. This isn’t an actual formal survey, but our male Frisky readers should feel free to enlighten us. Here are 50 questions for men (from women) we want answered ASAP…
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Last week the site Truth Merchants posted a long article that shed light on some of the many things that confuse women about men. (Don’t understand why guys ask for your phone number only to text or email, never call you? Check out the article for an explanation.). We figured there were probably just as many men who are as confused by women’s behavior as we are by theirs, so we asked a bunch of guys what they’d like answered about us and our inbox was flooded with questions. Wednesday I answered 10 of those questions; after the jump, I tackle 10 more — email the answers to your boyfriends, brothers, or anyone you think would benefit from a little insight into the female psyche. Keep reading »