Inside Higher Ed, on the other hand, is a reliable bunch of laughs every time. Please see following and remember that this is a college professor writing:
In complimenting someone on their hair or how they look in a certain outfit, it sends the message that appearance matters and implies that when you do not offer a compliment, it might be a day when you do not look as well. Also, moments focused on image steals away time when we could talk about what someone thinks, or how someone’s day went.
Do read the rest. It’s just as rewarding in its sheer lunacy as the quote. And the command of the language is priceless.