Note: Mee is what I call my mum. Apparently when I was very young, I couldn't be arsed to call her MUMMY, so I shortened it to Mee. I call my dad Dee too.
Me: Good Lord, that's a lot of crap you have on your dressing table. And most of them are skincare items too. Do you actually use all of 'em?
Me: So how many products do you use for your daytime and night time skincare regime?
Mee: About 5 for the day, and 6-7 for the night. I sometimes change to a different product.
Me: Seriously, do they work? Have you seen any improvement on your skin?
Me: Then why do you still use them?! Aiyoh, what a waste of money!
Mee: Do you notice any deterioration on my face? Any more new spots?
Me: Err, no.
Mee: Then THAT is an improvement. At my age, as long as it doesn't go 'down', I'm happy.
A lesson from my mum. At, err, 50-something (she will kill me if I reveal her age), don't look for improvements. Just make sure that things don't get any worse.