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Lucy Sweet: MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL..

Byline: Lucy Sweet

I READ that high street stores are using dirty tricks to attract customers. One of them is to equip changing rooms with concave, tinted mirrors, which make people look thinner, taller and more tanned. So, thinking you look like Claudia Schiffer, you stumble out of there in an ill-fitting truss, only to catch sight of yourself two weeks later looking like the winner of a pie eating contest. OK, it might be an evil deception, but at least we get to be a lithe supermodel for a little while. In fact, why do we have to be woken up from our rose-tinted fantasy at all? Can't manufacturers just make all reflective surfaces out of the same stuff so that we can delude ourselves forever?

And why not issue rose-tinted contact lenses to all attractive men? That way, you don't have to experience the realisation that you're a lardbucket with a figure like an armoured tank, and you get to go out with George Clooney. Result.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 15, 2004
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