Recently - like everyone in the whole world I expect - I came across a post about what not to say to a woman. It was a joke about not saying hey you look fat in that, and saying instead here have wine. Good point.
Don't you wish people would check their mouths before opening them...? I do.
Heres what NOT to say to....
a horse owner - if you are a horse owner too.
DONT say ---oh. you're doing that wrong. I've done it this way for 37 years. You're a terrible horse owner.
DO say ---- absolutely nothing. if they wanted your help they would have said.
DONT say --- thats not a proper horse, its only 13hh...
DO say - absolutely nothing. Worry about the size of your own horse. and your attitude.
DONT say ----- OMG did you hear what she said? like omg she's such bitch.
DO say ----- Absolutely nothing. Horse yards have enough bitches in them already.
DONT say -- you should clip that/trim that/grow that.
DO say --- nothing. Go pamper your own horse.
to a horse owner - if you are not a horse owner
DONT say --- you should do this.
Do say --- absolutely nothing. No horse of your own? shut the hell up.
DONT say ---- oh I couldn't do those early mornings.
Do say --- more coffee?
DONT say --- Do you get wet this morning?
DO say --- more coffee?
DONT say --- can I/my kids/my friends ride your horse?
DO say ---- Know a good riding school?
a mother - if you are not a mother
DONT say --- If I had kids I'd make them do this/not do that
DO say ----- absolutely nothing. Mother knows best. thanks.
DONT say ---- I had a word with your child about X
DO say ----- hey can I have a word about something I am completely and utterly sure your child did.
to a mother -if you are a mother
DONT say ---- OH! My kids don't do that.
DO say --- nothing. nothing. nothing.
DONT say - my child could read at 2/slept thro at 2 days old/walked at 6 months
DO say - nothing!!! Just you wait til they are teenagers.#karma
a dog owner - if you own a dog
DONT say --- You should feed you dog this/walk you dog here/force your dog to do this.
DO say ---- absolutely nothing. If they wanted your help they again would have asked.
a dog owner - if you arent a dog owner
DONT say - wow thats a big dog.
DO say --- what a lovely dog.
DONT say ----is it always this muddy outside?
DO say --- what lovely dog.
a healthy person - especially if you arent.
DONT say ---- healthy food is rubbish. I eat what I like. especially ten packs of ice-cream and I'm not fat.
DO say --- Hello? can I make a drs appointment? I have screwed up my liver/kidney/insides.
DONT say ---- Oh yeah I go running too.
DO say --- I've just started attempting exercise. Got any tips?
DONT say ---- oh I couldn't give up sausage rolls/bacon/half of costa
DO say ---- I admire your will power.