On Saturday afternoon my mother expressed her concern for my health. She knows I've been having sleep issues and she was worried by my appearance. "You look awfully pale" she said, "You don't look well".
How does one tell one's mother not to worry without revealing the reason one looks a bit pale? I went to a lot of trouble (for someone who has to do it as a bloke, anyway) to match my foundation colours to my skin tone and I'm damned if I'm going to let Mother Nature ruin it all for me so I've been freely slapping on the SPF30. Right now I think this would be a little Too Much Information for her.
I mumbled something about staying out of the sun and the conversation moved on without incident. Phew!