I’m never sure if this is more awkward to hear, or to say.
How close do you need to be to someone to tell them that there’s something a little off, like they’re fly’s undone or their shirt button came undone (ahem)? And is there ever a good way to break the news?
Personally, I would rather someone just tell me if I have lipstick smeared on my front teeth than let me walk around smiling like a dope all day, even if they are a stranger. I appreciate that little bit of help in making my life a little easier. But I’m not sure that everyone else feels that way, so I try my best to hint and get the message across that way. (Unless you happen to be a good friend and then I can easily say it straight, to be blunt.)
And what are the worst times to have someone say that to you? First date? Your wedding day? Job interview? Eeeesh.