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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?

Andula Fri 07-Dec-12 15:16:13

several people sent me a virtual biscuit on /parenting - it's an outrage

TheDuchessOfEarl Fri 07-Dec-12 15:20:00

"Oh yes, I remember you. You were much thinner then"

I was a size 10 at the time & he nearly ended up wearing my drink. Twat.

gail734 Fri 07-Dec-12 15:21:18

Oh, well. A virtual biscuit is not as rude as a real-life biscuit and has fewer calories.

tattychicken Fri 07-Dec-12 15:23:52

My FIL when DH and I broke the news I was pregnant with DC4 ' Well, you come from that sort of stock!' shock

catgirl1976geesealaying Fri 07-Dec-12 15:25:02

Recent ones:

"Our breakup was the best thing that ever happened to me"

"I was going to get that jumper but it made me look really frumpy"

WeAreSix Fri 07-Dec-12 15:29:50

On breaking the news of my first pregnancy (after a miscarriage, an ectopic, ttc for 2 years all of which she was aware of)

"Is that good news then?"

On my second pregnancy:

"That's a bit quick. Best you sort out your contraception young lady!"

On my third:

"Right. You'll just have to tie a knot in it. "

SilverBellsandCockleShells Fri 07-Dec-12 15:30:00

Does it count if it was my eight year-old son?

I like that dress, Mummy, it makes you look thin ... for you!

gail734 Fri 07-Dec-12 15:31:02

Just remembered one! My friend came into the room and went, "Ewww... have you just sprayed air freshener in here?" Em, no... but I have just sprayed my highly expensive Estee Lauder perfume in here. Maybe not intentionally rude, that one. Oh, and my younger brother's best mate said to me on the dancefloor at my wedding, "You dance like my dad." I was wearing a meringue, so I wasn't able for the slinky moves.

Pipsytwos Fri 07-Dec-12 15:32:50

Some girl to my 21 year old sister and our other sister's wedding in front of me 'why aren't you engaged yet? Oh I guess you're going to follow the [Surname] tradition of popping out a sprog first?!' Charming b***h!

gail734 Fri 07-Dec-12 15:33:00

Hahaha, SilverBells! My friend's five year old DS asked her, "Mummy, did you used to be a beautiful lady?"

mrskeithrichards Fri 07-Dec-12 15:34:27

When I started a new job the admin worker had been opening a file or whatever for me. She came over and mentioned my address, said 'oh I grew up there' or right said I, not really fussed, she then declared 'I don't now, we moved, it's no place to raise a child, how old is your son again'

And she's been a bitch ever since!

PeppermintPasty Fri 07-Dec-12 15:38:54

"Oh she's the fat one in the family". -I'm not. Said to a stranger in front of me when I was about 13.

"What on earth's happened to your boobs, they've shrunk. Oh I suppose that's the pill". -Said to student me (ie young and vulnerable) in front of a friend.

"Why are you wearing that?" said in a nice tone of voice to me last year (I am 44), "it's very strange, not your usual style at all".

When informed of my pregnancy "You don't want children. What on earth are you having children for?"

Oh yes people. All said by my loving MOTHER!! Loads more examples I won't bore you with wink

I realised when I read the thread title that no one else has ever really been so spectacularly rude to me as she...

...Now, directions to the Stately Homes thread anyone grin

NiniLegsInTheAir Fri 07-Dec-12 15:40:55

My new FIL at the evening do of my wedding - "I always thought your DH was going to marry someone mousy."

Was too afraid to ask if I filled that criteria or not. Made me feel shit either way. sad

DuchessofMalfi Fri 07-Dec-12 15:45:34

Too many over the years, but more recently MIL deliberately calling me by DH's first wife's name. Not as if I stole him away from first wife either - several years' gap inbetween, so she'd have had plenty of time to forget the first one and remember mine.

And NDN shouting at me "everybody hates you, why don't you move?" Charming.

I once had a secondary school boy spit in my face. A proper spit too.

That was quite rude. I still dont know why.

2lazyboys Fri 07-Dec-12 15:48:58

Telling someone I had gave birth 2 weeks ago, " what, your due in 2 weeks?"- said in a voice full of sarcasm!

Old lady called me a fucking arsehole at the top of her voice outside a busy shopping centre after nearly barging into me, I was 9 months pregnant and like the side of a house, dunno how she didn't see me!

TheSitChewAceChien Fri 07-Dec-12 15:49:18

I can't remember the exact words I've blanked them out for her own safety but after DS was born, on the day I came out of hospital, XSIL said something along the lines of:
Ooh see this is what I worry about when I have children. I just couldn't bear to be fat afterwards...

It's better than being ugly SIL

Lilymaid Fri 07-Dec-12 15:51:15

Not spoken, but written -
My last school report (just before A Levels) from my secondary school. It was so negative I'm surprised I didn't give up then and there. I dread to think what had been written as my reference on my university application.

gail734 Fri 07-Dec-12 15:51:16

NiniLegs - we could start a thread about unreasonable things that people said on our wedding days! A cousin of mine said, "Hang on, don't move!" Then reached out and painfully plucked out a grey hair that had caught her eye. Suppose she was doing me a favour! A mad old auntie of my decided to critique the speech I had just made at my mother's funeral. She came up to me at the bunfight afterwards and said, "You did very well. I could hear your voice shaking at some points, but overall it was good." Eh, thanks?

OnwardBound Fri 07-Dec-12 15:51:30

"When are you due?"

Last night, at my work Christmas do.

And I thought I was looking quite nice too sad

TBF she didn't mean to be rude and was mortified when I told her I wasn't actually pregnant [just ate too many mince pies grin]

Cezella Fri 07-Dec-12 15:52:59

Running down the college hill once to catch a bus, wrapped in my coat and it was pouring it down. Girl says to another girl about me, intentionally loudly enough for me to hear: "Wow there's some f*****g ugly people in this world"

Waitressing in a restaurant. The chefs made a mistake and sent chips instead of rice. Lady: "if you don't get those chips changed NOW, I'm going to go for your neck"

Another customer pretended to spit on me once as I put her meal down.

NameGotLostInCyberspace Fri 07-Dec-12 15:53:52

when DH came to live here;
"Oh, its good here for the benefits". shock He can't claim anything you stupid bitch!

"I wanted to marry someone foreign, you're not exotic enough for me"

"I could never kiss you in a pub in front of other people"

"All your friends think you have a pretty face - it's just I don't"

All Ex- husband

TwoFacedCows Fri 07-Dec-12 16:04:48

my nan " you'd be so pretty if you wasnt so fat" god love her!

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