Listen to this story and tell me what you think: as I was walking by my neighbor’s house, she ran out and asked if I would please come in and give my professional opinion about her “decorating” skills in her home.
“Oh no!” I thought. Does she want me to actually tell her what I really think? Or does she want me to come in, look around, and say, “Wow Sue! It looks terrific!” (names have been changed to protect myself).
Now, it wasn’t that bad, but still very awkward for me. When I am hired as a professional to come to your home, I will absolutely tell the truth about those ugly curtains in the bedroom because you are paying me to be honest.
But what should I say to someone that has not actually hired me? Do I have a right to tell her those pictures in her foyer are all hung like someone placed them with their eyes closed?! Or how about those silk, FAKE looking flowers from about 10 years past?
I really do not like to hurt people’s feeling. Really bothers me afterwards. So, as I was looking around for something nice to comment about, I saw she had a Ben Moore paint chart. “Hurray!” I thought. This is how I can help her out a bit without having to give advice on her existing arrangements. So, I helped her pick out a cozy bedroom color, and made it out of there with no hurt feelings.
So what would you do? Leave me your thoughts.
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