On Halloween night our first customers came as a group of 5 or 6 adults and about as many children. It was my husband's coworkers, spouses and children. I have only met most of them a couple of times. After chatting for several minutes I directed my comments to one lady, giving her my name and telling her I didn't think we had met. Ut Oh, a very embarrassing moment we all dread ~~ "why yes we've met, she said ....I'm Linda ______". Watch me shrink like the witch in Wizard of Oz. As soon as I heard her name and saw the man she was standing next to I knew who she was. We were even at her house for a Christmas party last year and I had a long conversation with her. She absolutely did not look like the same person. Deep down I knew what was different. Trying to take control of the situation I apologized and asked her what was different. I asked her if she had a new hairstyle. She walked over closer to me and told me what I had figured out. She said she had lost quite a bit of weight. She looked about 70 pounds lighter.
My question for you is: Do you think she was offended that I didn't recognize her or would she have taken it as a compliment and be thrilled that she looked so different? I kept telling her how nice she looked. I keep thinking about what happened and feel so badly about it. On a similar embarrassing topic, I have vowed not to ever ask any woman again when her due date is. That is unless she is wearing a shirt with 75% spandex and appears to be very close to a ride to the hospital. Yes, I saw just such a young girl working at the mall the other day.
Here are two more examples of my arrangements with texture and movement