When a man is but a man-child, he says what he thinks. He has no idea how his words might affect those around him.
Mom- "Oh wow, I really wish I could fit into that dress! I normally am not crazy about the clothes I see in stores, but THAT is really pretty!"
Clyde- "That's okay, Mom, you can just get a REALLY BIG size in that dress."
I start attractively howling with laughter as I squeeze the boy. Passersby try to cover up their laughter and snickers.
My husband, however, is no longer a child and has been married for 12 years. During this adventurous time, he has learned how to word things in a manner that does not injure those around him and thus, also behooves himself.
I tried on a shirt I bought and ran downstairs to show it to him.
Stephen- "That shirt looks really nice. It has kind of a medieval cut to it, which really accents your Venus frame."
Yes, folks, we have a winner!