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  1. Standard memberbadradger
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    21 Mar '19 13:301 edit
    I was working at a guide dog for the blind center with my young apprentice,sitting in the large canteen full of sighted and un-sighted people about 8 per table I noticed my apprentice oggling a pretty young girl and I said to him if you dont stop that Chris it will make you go blind. If the ground had opend up and swallowed me it would have been a godsend.
  2. Fermata
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    21 Mar '19 13:481 edit
    @badradger said
    I was working at a guide dog for the blind center with my young apprentice,sitting in the large canteen full of sighted and un-sighted people about 8 per table I noticed my apprentice oggling a pretty young girl and I said to him if you dont stop that Chris it will make you go blind. If the groung had opend up and swallowed me it would have been a godsend.
    I’m not sure you understand the difference between political correctness and blurting. Hopefully no one heard of took offence, I’m sure they will have known that you didn’t mean it offensively.
  3. Standard memberbadradger
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    21 Mar '19 14:00
    @divegeester said
    I’m not sure you understand the difference between political correctness and blurting. Hopefully no one heard of took offence, I’m sure they will have known that you didn’t mean it offensively.
    oh yes they heard me the blind guy next to me laughed and said it was just a figure of speech but it still wasns a PC coment.
  4. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    21 Mar '19 14:29
    @badradger
    God, don’t know what you’d call what I did, had a Freudian slip I think. A friend, the mother of my son’s classmate, asked me over for a meal. Another mum, who previously lived in China, was helping her to cook the meal and we were joined by the host’s mother and her best friend. I was sat next to the best friend, a lovely chatty woman. I was a bit anxious about accidentally coming out with something that wasn’t PC as the best friend was black and I had never spent time socialising with a black person. Anyway, the evening went well up until a box of chocolates were handed around. I took one and passed the box to my new acquaintance, smiling as I said ...”I love black chocolates.... ..”.

    I could have died.
  5. Fermata
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    21 Mar '19 14:31
    @badradger said
    oh yes they heard me the blind guy next to me laughed and said it was just a figure of speech but it still wasns a PC coment.
    I like it that you work with blind people btw.
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    21 Mar '19 14:34
    I once asked a co-worker, with an acute and unnaturally distended abdomen, when her baby was due.

    I held my head in shame for the rest of the week.
  7. Fermata
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    21 Mar '19 14:49
    Perhaps it’s me who doesn’t understand what political correctness is, but aren’t all of these humourous anecdotes simply conversational blunders or misspeaks?
  8. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    21 Mar '19 15:01
    This was in the 70’s. I visited an old school friend who had moved to a city from our small village. We drank a fair bit of alcohol then met up with her friends at a local pub. She felt a need to explain that 2 of her male friends were gay. They were chatty men and I enjoyed their company so when the opportunity arose I thought I’d clarify my understanding of gay relationships? “So which of you is the female and which is the male?”

    They were either too polite or too shocked to comment and at that point my friend told me off and secretly wished she’d kept her mouth shut.
  9. Standard memberbadradger
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    21 Mar '19 16:09
    @divegeester said
    I like it that you work with blind people btw.
    my wife is partialy sighted.
  10. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    21 Mar '19 16:19
    The most un PC thing you have ever said

    I think my list would be very long!!! 😉

    -VR
  11. Arch Stantons Grave
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    21 Mar '19 19:151 edit
    I was talking to a chap at work who had a really bad stutter.
    He was suggesting something that was going to be quite difficult that I felt would not work.

    When he finished I said without thinking 'that's easy enough for you to say'.

    The poor devil never mentioned it again.
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 Mar '19 19:32
    A co-worker was distraught that his wife had left
    him so I consoled him by explaining how he was
    better off without her and meticulously listed her
    short-comings (she was quite an awful person).




    He then told me they were back together ... ...
  13. Fermata
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    21 Mar '19 22:11
    @badradger said
    my wife is partialy sighted.
    I am sorry to read that. Vision is a profoundly precious sense and my beloved’s sight has also been threatened.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for the PC blunder anecdote 🙂
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