After months of video calls, there has been a global boom in demand for cosmetic surgery. Apparently people are rushing for facelifts – but I have a better idea
I remember once reading some advice from a fashion photographer in a magazine, who said: “No one looks good sitting down.” This struck me as harsh at the time, but in the Zoom era, there we all are, anxiously leaning in like a cat peering into a food bowl. And what we are seeing staring back at us on the Zoom grid of doom isn’t pretty.
The enormous teeth, the wan cheeks and lashless eyes, the bulbous chins and domed, probing noses. The slumped shoulders, low boobs and fleshy arms. In its low resolution inertia, every scheduled meeting is like the blooper reel from Paranormal Activity. As a result of us all seeing ourselves in the unforgiving grey fish-eye of the laptop’s lens, there has been a global boom in demands for cosmetic surgery.
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