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"You look ill" and other faux-pas? watch

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    Last week one of my colleagues committed what I see as a faux-pais. He commented to a female colleague that she looked ill. In reality, she did look different as it was the first shift we had ever seen her without make-up on but I wouldn't have gone so far as to say she looked ill. It actually really upset her as a couple of people said it to her.

    When she was out of the room I reminded the two gents who I know said it that it is one of the worse things that you can say to a person and it got me thinking. What are other faux-pas phrases that you should never say to a person?

    The ones I can think of:
    1) You look ill
    2) You look tired
    3) Are you still hungry? (Yes. Yes I am, that is why I am still eating...)
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    Is it (a piece of clothing or accessory) supposed to look like that?
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    (Original post by EllieC130)
    Is it (a piece of clothing or accessory) supposed to look like that?
    Would you be upset if someone said:

    I preferred your hair the way it was before?

    I mean if someone gets a new haircut and wants an honest opinion. I don't always feel that I can give it.
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    I get "You look tired" all the time, but I am tired all the time
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    When is it due?
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    Are you okay?
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    Calm down
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    "are you going to eat all that"....people assume because I'm slim I don't eat **** loads of food
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    yes i would like to get some dessert
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Would you be upset if someone said:

    I preferred your hair the way it was before?

    I mean if someone gets a new haircut and wants an honest opinion. I don't always feel that I can give it.
    Personally, if I asked for your opinion then no; I asked for judgement, I got it. To say it out of nowhere is a kind of rude.
 
 
 
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