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DH has put his foot in it !

(19 Posts)
NanKate Fri 13-Feb-15 22:12:43

The house next door to us is a holiday let. Today a new person arrived for her hols. DH who seems to miss nothing that goes on in our close said 'our new neighbour has arrived with enough food to last a siege, oh and she is about your size'.

He could see by my face I wasn't too pleased. When I asked him what sort of size did he mean he backtracked and wouldn't commit himself. hmm

Later on to make matters worse he said 'I think she is a bit smaller than you'.

Well all I can say is if she turns out to be as big as a house, there will be a vacancy for a DH at this house.angry

POGS Fri 13-Feb-15 22:20:45

You should have said "Good you won't get hungry when I change the locks".

I'm sure he meant 'curvacious' Nankate. wink

Grannyknot Fri 13-Feb-15 22:27:19

My daughter told me the other day that she saw a woman who now works in the pharmacy near us and who apparently knows me from school confused - she recognised my daughter. Trying to place this woman I asked DD what she looks like. Came the reply "Well just like you, really - short and a bit dumpy with grey hair." I said "Seriously?!" She replied "Yes, Mom, seriously". And then had to move fast grin ...

Eloethan Sat 14-Feb-15 00:41:41

NanKate smile.

loopylou Sat 14-Feb-15 08:14:45

They really know how to make you feel good, don't they! grin

Gagagran Sat 14-Feb-15 08:27:26

We chat to the very nice check out lady when doing our weekly supermarket shop. On Thursday she was telling us about the big roast dinner she'd cooked for her family the evening before, including Yorkshire Puddings.

"Oh I like Yorkshire Puddings" piped up DH, "that's why I married one".

Exit stage left chased by an unamused moi! grin

FlicketyB Sat 14-Feb-15 12:38:33

Exit stage left, chased by bear, Oh sorry that was David Tennant in 'Just a minute'

janerowena Sat 14-Feb-15 12:42:59

Just read this out to DBH, who is sitting there chortling away and says that he is taking the fifth.

KatyK Sat 14-Feb-15 15:09:19

My DD met someone a while back who had known me when I was in my 20s. This person asked DD 'How is your mum? She was a tiny little thing with big blue eyes'. To which my DD replied 'Well she's still got the big blue eyes'. Cheeky madam. grin

merlotgran Sat 14-Feb-15 15:22:53

When I was convalescing after a hysterectomy people would ask DH how I was getting on but DH seemed to have a problem with knowing what to say. I kept telling him it was no big deal. Lots of women have hysterectomies so just say it like it is.

However, I wasn't expecting to be introduced to our new vicar as,

'This is my wife....she's just had all her bits removed!' shock shock

annsixty Sat 14-Feb-15 15:43:28

There was a comedian who used to say,out of the corner of his mouth and more mouthing the words "she's had it all taken away" and then hoist his bosom up to his chin.

kittylester Sat 14-Feb-15 15:50:16

My mum, or Mrs Bucket, was talking to our vicar when he called in one day. Out came the best tea service etc but she spoiled her 'good' impression by saying 'Oh my Lord' in reply to something he said. Realising she'd said the wrong thing she said 'Oh, my God, I'm sorry!', then 'Hells Bells!'. I had to leave the room before I disgraced myself and the lovely, young vicar looked fit to burst too!!

merlotgran Sat 14-Feb-15 15:50:35

Les Dawson, annsixty. That's exactly what I called DH. grin

glammanana Sat 14-Feb-15 16:26:42

I met my cousin a couple of years ago from my dad's side of the family,we had not seen each other since before we moved abroad she smiled said "hello how are you" the proceeded to say "you have certainly taken after your mums side of the family I could tell it was you from behind" shock how to make up for not seeing someone for years was beyond me !!

rubylady Sun 15-Feb-15 01:25:10

Flickety said in a Scottish accent.

rubylady Sun 15-Feb-15 01:26:10

jane grin

rubylady Sun 15-Feb-15 01:29:25

When bumping into people my mum and grandma used to know when I was a kid they used to comment "she looks like a farmer's daughter". Charming. shock

NanKate Sun 15-Feb-15 07:23:06

We are researching our family and found a photo of Aunt Evelyn. It then popped into my mind my mother's words to me many years ago 'you are just like your Aunt Evelyn flat-footed'. hmm

jeanie99 Tue 17-Feb-15 10:52:54

Looking round a car showroom some years ago the salesman recognized me from my school days(left at 15) I must have been in my mid 40s at the time.

His comment was you do look old!!!

This was from a man I didn't even recognize and no George Clooney, I was too much of a lady to make any comment and just walked out of the showroom.

Definitely not the thing to say if you want someone to buy a car.