Expressions about skin care, clothing, and cosmetics...
When John tells Becky that the girl who sits several seats away is pretty, Becky seems to be a little jealous....
John: She's really pretty, isn't she? Her skin looks so baby smooth!
Becky: Well, it's just that she puts lots of make-up on her face. Actually, natural beauty comes from within.
John: Ah, I can smell jealousy in the air!
Becky: She has nothing that deserves my jealousy. I don't have to put things on my face and I still look pretty. Don't you think so?
John: Yeah, right! But what did you put on your face last night, those little greenish things?
Becky: They're cucumbers. They're natural skin soothers, natural healers of the skin. Haven't you heard them say on TV that...erh...they soften the skin, wipe out the roughness, counter irritation, and build strength and resilience?
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah! They wipe out tight, tired feelings and remove lines and age signs. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! See I can even recite it.
Becky: That's right! You've learned a lot, haven't you?
In her mid-forties, Connie is becoming more and more concerned about wrinkles in her face. She wants to have plastic surgery to wipe out tired feelings. Her friend, Liz, on the other hand, is kind of reserved about it....
Connie: Do you know anyone who's had plastic surgery?
Liz: You mean like a breast enlargement? I don't think that's really necessary. That's not the way a woman should stay attractive.
Connie: Why not? Why can't we go back to the way things were?
Liz: Because! I don't know! But, Connie, you wouldn't do that, would you?
Connie: Darned right I would!
Liz: Maybe make-up would be enough?
Connie: Come on, Liz. Be open-minded! Look at my eyes! They're puffy. And my eyebags, they're dark and loose and full of lines and circles. I really hope surgery can wipe out the tired feelings.
Liz: But what would other people think?
Connie: I don't care what other people think. I'm ready for a lift.
Do you know what girls think about? The girl in the dialogue tells you what she thinks about....
Julie: Her dress looks funny.
Daniel: I wouldn't say that. It looks fine to me.
Julie: Are you kidding. She's behind the times. That style went out last year.
Daniel: Oh, come on, as long as it looks good on her.
Julie: Wow, you're really as out-dated as she is.
Daniel: You're darn right. I'm out of style. So what? What's the point of keeping yourself in style?
Julie: No wonder you never buy me a new dress.