This is the story of Salvatore D’Amico, an Avon Man with a new pitch, as reported by the New York Times recently:
“You look terrible,” he will say, or “You look like you haven’t slept in a week.” Then Mr. D’Amico, 32, will slip the potential customer a $10 tube of Avon ProExtreme Advanced Eye Cream for Men and reassuringly tell him,
“This will help.”
Is this a boy thing, leading with the insult?
I can’t imagine a woman saying, “You look terrible!” to her friend.
In case the NYT piece is pulled, here’s the PDF thereof.