I was BIG when I was pregnant. I carried a small linebacker. I was out shopping for baby socks with about 6 weeks to go in my pregnancy. The woman at the checkout counter said, "woah, you must be about ready for this baby." I gently let her know that I still had several weeks to go. I know she probably meant well, but she sure stuck her foot in her mouth.
Last week Dave and I were picking up dinner from our favorite Chinese carryout. I haven't been inside the establishment for a long time because I'm usually waiting outside in the car with the baby. This time the baby was with my parents so I went inside with Dave. The ladies at the counter said to me, "You look so much better. Your face is fuller. You're not as skinny." Woah, was that ever a backhanded compliment. I smiled and thanked them but inside it hurt a little.
Have you ever stuck your foot in your mouth so badly you don't know how to reverse it?
Have you ever received a backhand compliment that left you wide-eyed and shaking your head?