Assumption IS the mother of all f- ups. Certainly when it comes to social graces. It can be pretty amusing when it happens to someone else, but feels mortifying when you're the one who is making the faulty assumptions. Some popular assumptions that often gone awry:
- serve pork chops at dinner....for your jewish or muslim acquaintences (hey man, the topic of religion never came up! )
- congratulate the expecting mother....on what turns out to be her potbelly (hey, I swear it looked like she swallowed a bowling ball! )
- remark how very much a child resembles.....his/her adopted parents (hey, I just thought the baby was squinting! )
- complain about how awful your parents treat you.....to someone who recently lost theirs (yeah, well I bet he could be a real jackass when he was alive! )
I'm sure no one here has ever committed a major faux pas like the ones above but please tell us about that 'friend' of yours who has . Are there any other commonly made assumptions that go awry that I haven't mentioned (seems like the world of dating, for example, should offer lots of possibilities for this sort of thing)?