Post # 1
“Mimi, for all of the dieting and workouts you do, I cannot understand why you are not 10 pounds lighter.”
I almost killed him. He apologized profusely and said he only meant it in the sense that he is having trouble losing weight with the dieting and exercise he does which are admittedly much easier regimens than mine.
I think this might knock out the other contender for the #1 title in the Bonehead Comment Hall Of Fame that he made to his sister in law once after she just got a job after being a stay at home mom for 15 years:
“So do you think that going to work is easier or was it easier when you were a non-working wife?”
I love Fiance but he is something else with these stupid comments.
Post # 3
@mimi123: Oh, man, I’d want to smack him for that one. (Not literally, of course, joking here, haha!)
My Fiance has made a couple of bonehead comments to me similar to that as well. And, as perfect as he usually is, I still haven’t completely gotten over it or completely forgiven him.
I wish I could understand the mindset of a guy when they say something stupid like that!
Post # 4
Ha! Awww, poor guy has foot in mouth disease.
Post # 5
Haha I would have socked him…and I’m not kidding. My fiance makes these kind of comments on a regular basis, not realizing what he is actually saying.
Post # 6
Ha ha–thanks bees, glad I am not alone in this!
I told him he’s an idiot with these things because he doesn’t have any sisters and has all guy friends. But I have told him repeatedly that making any comments about a woman’s appearance that is anything but complimentary is playing with fire. It’s the equivalent of a woman calling a man broke.
Post # 7
My husband is the king of bonehead comments. I still remember whining to him that I was so fat (numerous times throughout my pregnancy) and felt like a whale. His advice? Eat less candy. I’d glare at him, and he’d be like, what? It’s good advice. Anyone would lose weight if they ate less candy. Not really what a 6 months pregnant woman feeling ugly wants to hear.
Also, he has more than once asked me to stop losing weight (I have lost about 6 pounds from my pre pregnancy weight and would like to lose another 10 at least) because my boobs are getting too small. Men.
Post # 9
OMG, LOL! I have gotten that too. “Mimi, you are getting too muscular so your boobs are disappearing.” But that was another boyfriend. They are all idiots.
Post # 10
aw.. poor guy. probably didn’t realize what he was saying until it was out there. At least he’s sympathizing with how much you’ve been working out! My Fiance makes comments every once in a while that make me wonder what goes through his head.
Post # 11
@mimi123: My Fiance doesn’t have that as an excuse. He has TWO sisters.
He told me when they were all three in high school together (they’re only a year apart in age) that he went through a phase that he’d literally force them to work out. He was an athlete, a football player, and said he didn’t want to be embarrassed by “fat, lazy sisters,” so he got on their case every day after school and made them exercise with him.
I told him that was a horrible thing to do and he probably gave both of them a complex for life. He said, “I was just concerned for their health.” Which I promptly called bullshit on, lol.
Interestingly, one of his sisters is pretty overweight and the other is actually underweight, neither are what I would call a healthy size. And the thinner sister is totally obsessed with calories and working out and talks about it constantly. I told him he scarred her for life.
Post # 12
lol reminds me of my husband. They say the darndest things sometimes.
Post # 13
So, how did his foot taste?
Post # 14
@mimi123: It’s the equivalent of a woman calling a man broke.
Haha! Or worse – telling him he has a small dick.
You’d think they would get a clue.
I’m just glad to know that my Fiance isn’t the only one who sometimes makes remarks that make me want to tell him he needs his head examined. I told him once to ask one of his married guy friends if they would dare say something like that to their wife if they wanted to keep getting laid, lol.
Post # 15
Yea, my DAD said the same exact thing to me. All I could do was mumble, “yea, I know, right”. Embarassing.
Post # 16
When we were in high school my Mom forced my little brother to go with me to get ready for homecoming, just so he could understand the amount of work a woman does to look good. I think it should be a mandatory experience for any guy. 🙂