From a young age, we're taught to do the right thing. To be good to other people. To avoid being rude. So why is it that sometimes being nice gets you nothing more than this?
When I worked in an office, dealing with different personalities every day proved to be a challenge. I always tried to be polite, though. So imagine my surprise when one day I asked a woman, "Have you lost weight?" and she took it as an insult.
Her exact response was, "No. I'm good." She said it in a very defensive manner. And that was the first time I realized asking someone if they'd lost weight has now joined the ranks of "impolite questions."
While most people may see, "Have you lost weight?" as a compliment, apparently it's an insult for some. Who knew?
Have you ever been snapped at for doing something nice?