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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?

ElectricSoftParade Fri 07-Dec-12 16:16:23

MIL to her DS, my DH "It's a good job you married her. At least the children now have a decent name" shock

MIL to me a couple of days after my sister died "Shame you lot don't live long, eh" accompanied by an elbow nudge.

lostconfusedwhatnext Fri 07-Dec-12 16:20:37

When I was about 12 a friend of my dancing teacher came in to the class. They had a brief conversation and then the teacher scanned the room and called me and another girl by name. Up we trotted, all bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

"This is my friend Mrs X who is a wonderful designer of children's clothes, and is having a fashion show soon. Isn't that exciting! Wouldn't you like to model the girls' clothes?" Erm i don't know, can I see the clothes first? Of course we didn't say this but feigned a suitable twee excitement out of politeness.
"So," said my dance teacher, "you can use Othergirl as your pretty model and Lost as the dumpy one..."
This was one of the triggers of a 4 year toast binge.
I was not dumpy. I mean not willowy. But ... oh never mind.

theloniousjunk Fri 07-Dec-12 16:21:20

Last year at my mum's Christmas party. Brought my then 3 month ds to meet her friends and the prat husband of one of them, after meeting ds, pats my admittedly warped tummy and goes "And what have we got in here then?". "An empty womb" was my reply.

GilmoursPillow Fri 07-Dec-12 16:22:39

Years ago a family friend and I skipped the party we were at (his family's party) and sloped off down the pub. Friend's wife was overseas.

A group of women at the bar obviously knew the guy I was with and one said to another, "Is that his wife?" The second woman looked at me and said, "Nah, his wife's much prettier than 'er." grin

Zavi Fri 07-Dec-12 16:24:16

My DC: " Mum, when you were younger did you used to be attractive?"

Was driving at the time and almost crashed the car grin

gnoomi Fri 07-Dec-12 16:24:41

My parents were having a Xmas eve drinks party for some of DF's colleagues and their partners. My DM opened the door to one woman who said 'Hallo, you have very small breasts' and then walked into the house.

shemademedoit Fri 07-Dec-12 16:27:34

One of my little darlings: Mummy, you're not ugly or fat. Especially not ugly.....

Beksybob Fri 07-Dec-12 16:27:58

As I walked past a table of women in a pub "I hate it when you see pregnant women drinking". Double insult - not only was I fat, I was a bad mother to the imaginary baby.

MorrisZapp Fri 07-Dec-12 16:29:21

A college report I received said I was 'haughty'.

I quite like that though. Which probably proves their point.

LaQueen Fri 07-Dec-12 16:29:31

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wineandroses Fri 07-Dec-12 16:30:52

Talking to an acquaintance, told him he'd lost a lot of weight and looked really good. His response to me - with smug smile - yes, he had lost weight and clearly had given it to me because I was looking really fat. Thanks you twat

Another one: random stranger on the street "excuse me love, do you know the way to weight watchers?" me "no, sorry" him "thought not". And I weighed all of 8 and half stone at the time.

Some people are just spiteful bastards.

Fakebook Fri 07-Dec-12 16:33:52

I met my husband's cousin after we got married. She'd been at the wedding but I hadn't met her on the day. Anyway, she started analysing my face and told me I looked better on my wedding day as I was wearing "so much make up". I replied, "hmm yes, I'd thought it was a wedding glow, but ok!" She came back with "yes you're true face is coming out now".

Now I'm no super model, but I pride myself for having blemish free skin. This woman is the same age as me and had visible acne scarring and dark melanoma patches across her cheeks and forehead. Strange woman.

blondiep14 Fri 07-Dec-12 16:36:27

My DS1 (4) said to me last night 'you need to go back to fat club Mummy, look at your tummy'
When I said it takes a while to go down after just having a baby, he said 'you haven't just had a baby Mummy, she's almost 10 weeks now'

NiniLegsInTheAir Fri 07-Dec-12 16:37:51

I have another one grin

All glam, dressed up and feeling great for my best mate's hen do - we'd hired a limo into London. Got there, we're all getting out when some twat across the street yells "Who let the dogs out?"

Rude, but did make me laugh!

EldritchCleavage Fri 07-Dec-12 16:38:07

I walked into a room at Uni and a bloke standing with my friends just looked me up and down and said 'Fat calves'. I was upset at the time, but later I realised he was just issuing any old nasty put down because he was a horrible man.

cheekybaubles Fri 07-Dec-12 16:42:04

My DM "I'm surprised your DH married you, I would have thought that you were a bit tarty for an Indian?"

Thanks Mum

cheekybaubles Fri 07-Dec-12 16:44:44

I have had an awful eye condition for past year and on a rare night out my BF said "You used to have beautiful eyes, you haven't now" Just what I needed to boost my low self-esteem.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 07-Dec-12 16:46:30

Outspoken woman at work she really needs to get out more told me that she couldn't understand what my lovely other half saw in me. When I pull her on up on this she said that he's such a nice person and I'm too bitchy for him - gee thanks

My dad introducing me and my sister- me as the clever one and her as the pretty one (theres 5 years worth of therapy material right there)

And my MIL announcing that she would love to have a figure like those in girls aloud and then turning to me and saying 'bet you would like to have a figure as nice as theirs too'

I'm surrounded by some really lovely peoplr

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 07-Dec-12 16:47:07

So in conclusion to the above I'm a fat, ugly bitch lol

laptopdancer Fri 07-Dec-12 16:49:57

Anyone who has ever been overweight has probably got a million of these.
Ive had:
"excuse me madam, you wont find anything in here for YOU" in a boutique (I was size 16)
"why drive when you can roll?" at a traffic light
and public humiliation in large lecture theatres and at school
On a cold day, no jumper : Teacher "no jimper? Oh well, I suppose fat people like you dont feel the cold anyway"
Lecture theatre : lecturer talking about his research starving rats and looking at certain effects, points me out and says "of course for SOME people, missing a fe meals might just do them some good"

and it goes on......

laptopdancer Fri 07-Dec-12 16:50:56

few meals, sorry

waterlego Fri 07-Dec-12 17:09:59

Bloody hell @ these! shock

When I was about 14 and working in a cafe, a local perve businessman came in and said cheerily: 'gosh, you look like you've been eating all the profits!' I was about 8 stone and a size 10. confused

The partner of a family member (elderly) once told me: 'you'd be so pretty if it weren't for all those terrible spots on your chin'. I did have nasty acne at the time but not sure why he thought he needed to draw my attention to it.

LaQueen Fri 07-Dec-12 17:17:13

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Jingleflobba Fri 07-Dec-12 17:20:49

"Are you fucking stupid? What were you thinking?" Continue on in that vein for about 5 minutes...
FIL when we announced I was pg with DS. Tbf he was in shock and we were skint. 12 years on and 3 children later he is an adoring grandad (with a special fondness for DS)

freddiefrog Fri 07-Dec-12 17:26:48

DH, my girls and I walking in the entrance of a supermarket. DD2 is a bit dreamy and accidentally got in the way of a man coming out of the entrance - it was a sort of 1 way system, the exit was a different door iyswim

Barged into DD2 knocking her over and said to me

'Get your fucking ugly sprog out of my way'

DH had to restrain me to stop me going after him.

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