People Break Down The Most Out Of Touch Thing They've Ever Heard Someone Say
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Don't you just hate it someone makes a tone-deaf declaration without realizing their words have the potential to hurt or frustrate others occupying the same space?


Seriously, read the room.

Curious to hear from those who were put off by ignorance, Redditor LaunchesKayaks asked:

"What's the most out of touch thing you've heard a person say?"

Never assume, is a concept that was lost on these people mentioned, below.

Clueless Employer

"Recently got a new job that paid double what I used to make. When I resigned my former boss told me money isn't everything lol. I was only making minimum wage before"

– HotPotato7915

Seasoned Traveler

"Had a friend in dental school who grew up in the rich suburbs north of Detroit. We were talking about traveling (she was going to Thailand for spring break) and she said 'I’d be surprised if most people hadn’t travelled to at least 20 countries.' I told her I’d be surprised if most people had ever left the US at all."

CapnPotat0

A Parent's Burden

"When a guy was upset his wife was making him 'babysit' their infant too much, so he and his mom told her there’d be no more going out. He said him going out all the time was different than her going out, and when asked for clarification he said because she’s better at changing diapers and getting the baby to sleep. It truly blows my mind that there are morons out there who think taking care of their own children is babysitting."

– therewillbehints

Bad Priorities

"My old neighbours didn't see the point of taking their kids (3 and 6/7) to the playground nearby, or anywhere for that matter, because he 'found it boring.' The 2 kids spent every day in the house infront of the TV."

"Why would we go to the playground? I find it boring."

– Tabby_Tibs

A CEO's Problem

"During a break room discussion on how one of my co-workers was having to go on food stamps because the job didn't pay enough, the new CEO who for the first (and last) time decided to have lunch in the break room, dropped this gem:"

"Yeah, I know what you mean. We had to let our second nanny go."

bebop_cola_good

"Really Cheap" Bargain

"My boss told me that the leasing of our company car is ending and I could buy it for really cheap if I want it. 'Really cheap' meant 20.000€ for him. He pays me 750€ a month (im still in training thats why its so little) and I live on my own and have a car, so basically I'd have to work about 2 years for this 'really cheap' car without spending a cent on anything."

– Wursti96

Thanks, But No Thanks, Gwyneth

"We're human beings and the sun is the sun--how can it be bad for you? I don't think anything that's natural can be bad for you." —Gwyneth Paltrow, 2013

"Let's say I get bitten by a rattlesnake. I shouldn't be worried; the venom's natural, isn't it?"

"Just a note: she was saying this because she thought that the sun couldn't possibly be bad for you! 15 minutes of sun a day should be healthy for anyone! Pure, radioactive sunlight! No SPF!"

– emriverawriter

Logic Without Traction

"If you can't afford gas, buy an electric vehicle."

– Gogo726

Some statements are so outrageous, there ought to be consequences.

What In The World?

"'Africa is a country.' In front of an Ethiopian who insisted that Africa is a continent..."

– LumiWang

Racist Grandma

"Grandma/mom called her 2 mixed great grandkids '2 n-words in the wood pile' and she wonders why they and my sis don't visit her."

– fqtsplatter

Speaking From His Experience

"The most unusual thing I heard from my friend is that he seriously thinks that menstruation doesn't exist."

– gaySaipan

Ohio's Mayor Feared This

"That allowing ice fishing shacks would then give rise to prostitution."

– Scottybobby33

Two Toxic Options

"Love it when toxic people tell you that you have to get used to or deal with their toxicity."

– alleekatz

These are the last things people want to hear when in mourning.

A Study Of Contrasts

"My dad just died about a month ago. My company gave me 4 days unpaid off. I was really close to my father so this was hard for me to deal with. My pay cheque was enough to pay bills, but I had to buy my groceries on credit card to get by. My bosses brother in law died the following week. All he talks about is how hard this is on his wife. Between the stress of her brother dying, and the reno on there million dollar cabin he's taking his whole family to Hawaii for 10 days this month to try to deal with there grief. Mean while I'm pricing urns out on Amazon to try to save money, trying to sell my dads tools to help my mom, working full time and taking care of a toddler."

– candy_15

Not Something To Hear In Grief

“'Aren’t you a bit too old to have a grandma?' A neighbor when I told her my grandma just passed away."

– SadNAloneOnChristmas

platitudes

"I'm so sorry for your loss. Hang in there. Also, your boss is a dick."

– SpareToothbrush

Those who are completely self-unaware tend to be so out of touch, it's a wonder how they have assimilated into their respective communities.

Usually, it's not worth the headache to confront these people who can't see beyond anything that is relevant to their world.

Would you put these tone-deaf individuals in their place?

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