A colleague recently gave me a CD of music produced by her husband who, after several years as a highly successful merchant banker, is branching out into “different things”. It’s appallingly bad, and I don’t know what the etiquette is if she asks me what I think. Do I lie and nod in a noncommittal way, give an honest opinion, or just pretend it jammed in my CD player and look aggrieved?
The "your nose will grow 3 inches" Pinocchio response:
Enthusiastically say: “Incredible. It took my breath away. Fabulous isn’t the word.”