After being mistaken for a battered wife, I ramped up the make-up.
True story: I just walked a block to Kinko's and stopped in a boutique where I sometimes buy clothes. The woman behind the desk looked deeply concerned. "What happened to you?" she asked. "Nothing. It's Halloween. I'm a fright." "Oh, I am so happy to hear that!" Weird thing was, she was dressed for Halloween, too. I guess when it comes to costumes, more is more.