See, I understand all of that, but ya know what? Doing the job perfectly just *isn't* that important *all the time*.
The plate thing is a nice way of illustrating your point, but it's not the right example for what I was saying. No one is going to ask you 'Look at the nice clean plate you have in front of you, isn't it grand?' And then beam with pride. To then have you turn around the plate and have it still sticky with all kinds of gunk. For that matter, if hypothetically they're asking you to indeed admire the plate and there's a little bit left on the other side of it, try and ignore that. It's something that's not important (as it's not on the hygienic part of the plate, where the food will be), and it will just ruin the mood. Admire the part they meant for you to see. Judge that part. Forget the little detail that just isn't up to your precious standard
The second reason one could ask for your opinion is when they're in the process of doing something, and asking you to see if the work they've done up to this point is up to standard. At that point, look at the part that's been done and realize what part of the process they're in. If it's still a draft, leave some leeway for polishing, imagine where it'll go, or for that matter, ask. Then you can actually give insightful and constructive feedback on how you can build on what they've done. That's why they're asking, afterall.
The third reason one could ask, is when the project indeed is done, but they're unsure of the result. At that time, and only at that time, are you to use your full standard on *all* of it. And even at that point, realize the effort they've put in. Genuinly comment on the effort, regardless of the result. That way, your comments will, once again, be constructive. If you don't, you can be right all you want about it not being up to standard, but the comment will be in vain as it is unlikely to be well-received and therefore used in the way you intended it.
If not asked for an opinion, plz, plz, plz *think* before you blurt shit out. If you must say something, form it as a question. Ask and be genuine in your curiosity as to why something *seems* to be out of place.
I love your efficiency and bluntness, especially in a time of crisis, when there's no time for niceties, and things indeed need to be done *now*. When it actually matters. I don't care if you curse, shout or call me incompetent at such a time, as long as you pull it off and I will follow your every lead at that point.
However, I still wanna throw a skillet at your head though when you do it at times when social relationships are taking priority and the thing you're commenting on just aint that big a deal.
I guess it's just about switching perspectives and recognizing which one suits the situation best
For that matter...not meeting a standard can be quite entertaining and fun. It can be quirky, and it can lead to new unexpected discoveries, or just a whole bunch of giggles. Perfection becomes boring and stale, after a while. In other words: Lighten up, sugar
Also, never bet on what I would compliment on. I give genuine compliments about the oddest things as I truly appreciate the weirdest stuff
That is all.