Potential Insults Are Relative

| Related | May 13, 2014

(My mother worked retail for many years and was taking an order for a customer.)

Mother: “Can I have your last name please.”

Customer: “It’s Dick.”

Mother: *looks up* “And you look like one, too.”

Customer: *splutters* “Excuse me! What did you just say?”

Mother: *dawns on her what it just sounded like* “Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it like that. It’s just that you look like my cousin [Full Name].”

Customer: “I am [Full Name].”

(Neither of them had seen each other for years!)

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