The other day on a tram a woman was talking rather loudly on her phone. She cancelled the social event that both she and her mother were part of because her mother has gallstones and the loud talker was also absolutely snowed under at the moment.
How interesting, not.
When she said to the person at the other end of the line, I am on tram, someone piped up and quite loudly said, we all are. Some smirks on faces appeared as I gazed around but the woman did not hear the remark as she was so engrossed in her conversation.
When travelling on the motor coach during our Canadian holiday I overhead from behind someone saying something about Australia and Europe, which I did not really hear, and he concluded by saying, 'but I am not really comparing the two places'.
I whispered to R, 'Except you just did'. But apparently my whisper was not quite as quiet as I thought and as R later told me, he heard you you know, and he said back 'well, I just thought it was interesting'. This I did not hear either, probably then full of self pleasure at my wit.
I really did not mean for him to hear what I said and later I really regretted that for some reason he did hear me. I can do bitchy queen with the best of them, but I don't like to hurt or embarrass people.
I learnt some good lessons when I was much younger. While people may joke about their own weight, race and whatever, it does not give you a right to do so and if you do over an extended period, it can be quite hurtful.