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Offensive or well-intentioned? 1

I was bored in my Accounting class tonight, so I put a list together of situations where a potentially well-intentioned comment can be taken offensively. I’m often easily misinterpreted when speaking, so I’ve had many situations where I’ve intented to say one thing, but I came across as saying something offensive.

5. “Would you like some gum?”
   • Bad breath?
4. Offering an elderly person a seat on the bus.
   • Some bitter seniors are offended by this.
3. Offering to pay for a friend who makes less than you.
   • Maybe they’ll take it the wrong way? Maybe they’ll take advantage of it.
2. “Honey, you’re done eating already? And you’re going up for thirds?”
   • No comment
1. “Honey, I think you should get a gym membership.”
   • I don’t know if this message can be delivered without being offensive ;) Mike, please comment.

  • uncky scarbs

    1. “Honey, I think you should get a gym membership.”

    You can play the old, lets go do this together, it can be fun approach

    Or it can be simply the more you exercise the better you will feel

    Or you say, hey you are getting a pouch, you gotta fix that

    2. “Honey, you’re done eating already? And you’re going up for thirds?”

    Depending on the woman , she might not object, mine doesn’t. While in Vegas we are at a buffet and my gf goes for another full plate and my grandma says
    ” God, for a little girl she sure can pack it in!” lol :D

    3. Offering to pay for a friend who makes less than you.

    This one is not to bad, if are the person making more money and offering, don’t offer every time and don’t push the subject

    4. Offering an elderly person a seat on the bus.

    I don’t offer to men, unless they obviously need one, women always offer

    5.Would you like some gum?”

    Is that why you offered me gum last night you bastard! :P