Such is the case today.
"Self, I know your skin is pale and your eyes are puffy and glazed -- yet simultaneously sunken hollows. I know your lips have a lost all color and you have somewhat of a gray pallor. BUT no one will be able to tell you're sick. Maybe they'll just notice your leopard print shoes, or your colorful earrings. Plus, makeup can totally help."
And then you walk into a room to join a conference call and the only other person in the room announces to the call, "Elizabeth looks like she's going to die."