Another weekend, and another dinner party! Here was the topic of the night: Backhanded comments. In a mixed group of well educated, biracial, multicultural, immigrant and varied races people, we all had experienced a good number of back handed comments that, though mostly well intended, were oddly very hurtful. So what is your favorite backhanded comment, or compliment? How did it make you feel? Who did it come from? and why? Let me know!
My favorite: " You speak so well!"
It always comes with a shocked, or amazed tone to it, like it is unbelievable.