I was not moping. I was simply stating a fact! I was out with my family anyway and would not have been available to work, even if they had wanted me to! We just happened to be in the area and I told DH that I needed to stop in for my check.
<<<<What offened me by her comment was that she looked at me like I was just so ugly without makeup. BTW, Pottery Barn Kids sells bedding, bedroom furniture, toys and occaisonal furniture for children. So, yes, I do have to dress nicely (professional dress), but I always feel like make-up is optional! I have one assistant manager who never wears make up and her dress could not be described as professional. Maybe only business casual. But that is not my place to say anything about it.>>>>
I understand. I probably didn't type that part quite as well as I could have. Believe me, it's not like I've never gone into a work environment, on my day off, looking like it was my day off. (And I've gotten similar comments from folks who usually see me "cleaned up and presentable.")
Should she have gone on and on about it? No. That was snipey and rude. As long as 'you're" comfortable with how you look, just consider the source and let it roll off. You handled it well.
Though I do love some of the comments about responding, "in your case that would be reasonable," or "in your case, I can see why!"
Especially when I'm in production on a show, I've been known to be a little more "casual" around the office, than usual. Particularly if rehearsals are immediately after work, I wear a dressier version of "rehearsal blacks" to the office. Back in October, it looked like I was going to a funeral, on a daily basis. But there wasn't time to go home and change.
During the first day of the Esperanza Fire, I actually came to the office, straight from a dress-rehearsal, to man the phones into the evening...in full costume and make-up, as Professor Van Helsing.
This precipitated more than a few "cracks" from my boss and others, about my new "uniform." But...not only did they all come to see the show, my boss even helped work the theatre box office for us. NOW he understands. Doesn't stop the teasing, but as long as it's good-natured, I can be equally so.