What's the most rude thing anyone has ever said/done to you?

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gail734 Fri 07-Dec-12 15:08:32

OK, I know it's not really an AIBU, but it features people being definitely U! I was just putting on some eyeshadow (as you do) and I remembered this: a) years ago, I was in a noisy pub and drunk man said to his wife, "Look at this girl, isn't she lovely?" His wife looked right at me and said, "She would be if she'd learn to do her eye makeup right." Still no idea what was wrong with my eye makeup, so presumably am still making the same terrible mistake!

b) I once went on a very short taxi journey and the fare was £5. I gave the taxi driver £5.50, ie a 10% tip. He looked down at it and said, (I kid you not) "That's not much of a tip." I just went, "Thanks! Bye!"

c) My boyfriend gave me a pair of earrings for my birthday. I said to my friend, "Oh, I see you're looking at my earrings. DP gave me them for my birthday." "Is that ALL he gave you?" "Yes. They ARE real." (They were pearls.) She then said, "Oh. They don't LOOK real."

d) I was once flashed at. A proper, open-up-your-brown-raincoat flash. I was about 23, and it was right in the centre of the city, in broad daylight. The thing was, the flasher was a bit of an amateur and got the timing wrong. He let me get too close to him before opening up the raincoat. I didn't look down, so I didn't see anything. Still rude though. Or am I being over-sensitive?

SpecialAgentKat Sun 16-Dec-12 22:21:08

What's with how many men feel it's totally acceptable to walk up to a woman, a stranger and inform her of their opinion on their appearance?!

Purple2012 Sun 16-Dec-12 22:40:32

When visiting my Gran she invited her neighbour into meet me and said

'this is my granddaughter, she used to be a big fat thing' and then moved her arms out to demonstrate!

NativityNo Sun 16-Dec-12 22:56:51

one from today... not too bad but still!

On showing my mum my new bag that I'd bought my SIL's mother pipes up 'who's it by?' 'Jaspar Conran' I said (half price debenhams sale!) 'oh you're not in the same league as SIL and SIL then, theirs are Mulberry and Prada!'

thanks for that hmm confused

MerryChristMoose Sun 16-Dec-12 22:57:54

I was supporting DH, who was doing the Tough Guy race. There were some soldiers there, possibly Paras (red berets). They were taking the mickey out of a young boy with disabilities. I told them that it wasn't acceptable or appropriate. The response?

"Fuck Off".

Imabadmum Sun 16-Dec-12 23:08:22

On eating a Christmassy quality street chocolate from the communal office tin, one of my colleagues said "you shouldn't be eating those, you'll get FATTER".

Not impressed.

imogengladhart Sun 16-Dec-12 23:33:41

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Winterbluesinmyhead Sun 16-Dec-12 23:52:35

All the ones I can think of are from my secondary school days - almost 20 years since I left, yet they still haunt me:

Boy: "No one would want a blow job off you until you have a nose job" (I was 11 at the time)

Girl in changing room to other girls in the class: "I lost my virginity when I was 12. How old were you?" - She asks each girl in turn, all of them admitting they're still virgins. Then she gets to me: "I won't even bother asking you, you're so square." (We were 13 at the time)

Same girl referring to my mum was working as a supply teacher at the school that day: "She's so cool, there's no way she could be your real mum cos you're dead sad."

Boy at school: "Why the hell are you wearing lipstick? You're so ugly there's no point."

Never fails to bemuse me how these days they all want to befriend me on Facebook, be ultra nice and "like" everything I do, even though we haven't spoken since the early nineties??!

Wingedharpy Mon 17-Dec-12 04:12:10

V.I.P. arrived unexpectedly at work one day and needed to be escorted round all depts to meet and greet.
I was called up to do the honours as no "senior" managers available.
V.I.P. says : "I don't know why they make such a fuss when I arrive. I don't mind being shown round by someone unimportant"!

EugenesAxeChoppedDownANiceTree Mon 17-Dec-12 05:10:28

I have a few:

1) To scene set; my best mate's DM has many lovely qualities but is, in truth, a snob. She describes herself and family as nouveau pauvre and ever since I've known her has enjoyed smarming up to posh people with money, whom she can apparently freeload off in an attempt to recover her lost lifestyle. Once, after church she was patronising talking to me at coffee; I was mid-anecdote and her Oxford-educated, Fulham residing son came in with his double-barrelled wife (proper posh and a really beautiful person, inside and out). Despite obviously not having finished what I was saying, she just smiled and 'Mmmm!'ed at me as she backed away with alacrity and went to join them. It takes a lot but I was genuinely shock at that.

2) My Dad; lovely man but with warped views on motivation of offspring, once said of my sister to a colleague but within my earshot, that she 'was the brains of the family'.

3) True fuckwit of an ex-BF who 'thought he was in love' with this other girl and fair-dos, dumped me before pursuing her. We were flatmates (helpful, whilst trying to nurse a very broken heart) and afterwards; I can't remember his words exactly, but I was trying to get back together with him and we were listening to some Counting Crows and he said 'this is a lovely moment but all I can think is, I wish you were Kate.'

He was/is a bit fucked up though from his upbringing; very tortured.

Justtobeslim Mon 17-Dec-12 06:26:46

The first year I was married my MIL bought me a diet magazine and said I see this and thought you would like it. Believe it or not I did get on with her, she passed away a few years back. Me and husband often laugh about now.

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