My bff took me to lunch yesterday to celebrate my promotion. I stopped by her office when it was time to go. The woman she shares her office with is african. She has been in he US for quite some time now, but still has trouble with some american social norms. When I walked in she looked at me and told me that I have gained weight since she last saw me. *crickets*
Now, I can't deny that I have put on a few pounds in the past year, but really? When we got back from lunch, bff had a talk with her about cultural differences. She felt bad that she came off to me as rude when what she meant was she thought I was too skinny before and that I look good now.
Have you ever had an encoutner like this?