It’s normal to have a meltdown but for God’s sake don’t smear your makeup.
What with four days to go until Christmas it’s perfectly normal you should have a meltdown. Now, of course, there’s a particularly French way of melting down, think Catherine Deneuve in 8 Femmes. In fact, a little meltdown even is required to make a proper French Christmas, but you must at all events be properly dressed and coiffé, and for God’s sake don’t smear your make up, that would be making you looking rather silly, which is most unfortunate. Also be sure not to break things that are valuable or difficult to repair, like those pretty crystal baccarat flutes. If you intend on throwing a glass at somebody, better do it with champagne than red wine, after all the aim of the exercise is to release your peeved off feelings, burning bridges by spoiling your in-law’s gorgeous silk blouse by pouring bordeaux on it isn’t really in the sense of a French meltdown.
Afterwards, you may turn to door number 23, also don’t forget to hug and laugh.