I once ran into an old friend whom I hadn’t seen in ages and gushed that I was thrilled to see she was pregnant. “When’s the baby due?” I wondered, lovingly. Well, it turned out she wasn’t pregnant at all. Eek.
On the flip side, I once caught up with a lady publicist and told her she looked incredible, having lost so much weight. She graciously said “Thank you,” but I later found out the woman only looked so thin because she was suffering from cancer. Yikes!
That was absolutely horrid, and for comfort’s sake I need to know that others have engaged in similar well meaning slips of the tongue. What’s the worst blurting you’ve ever managed to emit, and how did you finagle your foot out of your mouth afterwards?