#48: Silence Is Golden
Not commenting on a stranger’s appearance in public is a pretty good rule to live by. This embarrassing story is a perfect example of why that’s true. Twitter user Jasmine made an assumption about a restaurant customer that ended up making her look like a total jerk. As she was walking by another group of restaurant diners, she noticed one of the girls in the group had something on her face.
She noticed a black smudge on her face, and she automatically thought it was sauce unknowingly stuck on the girl’s face. She took it upon herself to tell the girl that she had food on her face and walked away, feeling proud of herself. A few moments later it dawned on her that the smudge was actually a birthmark, not food. She made herself look like a total bully by pointing out someone’s birthmark as a flaw that needed to be wiped off. Yikes.