As a kid I used to interpret most things literally. Fortunately for me, it was always charming and harmless.
But if a misinterpretation is significant enough or delivered in a certain context, it can seem like you’re being condescending or snobby.
Twitter user lilyanna started off this discussion with a revelation about her boyfriend… that she’s never been able to forget.
my bf told me when he was 17 he worked in a posh hotel and at breakfast some bloke asked him “is this crème fraîche?” and he replied “yeah we don’t serve out of date food” and I can’t stop thinking about it
— lilyanna (@lilyannatrnr) September 2, 2020
Here are 11 times simple orders went brutally wrong.
1. Nice ego
You could read the menu for clarification, but okay.
2. Stingy on lemon
Not what he meant, but at least you saved some lemon.
3. Not that pudding
If you hadn’t butt in to this father-child conversation, you wouldn’t be in this mess.
We’re not talking about drinking just anything here, but sure go off, kid.
5. No connoisseur
If interpreted literally, what could dry wine possibly be?
6. As if
Who puts parmesan on calamari? She must think we don’t understand how to dine properly
7. As if, Mom
Haha he thought it was a snooty food, but he actually just looked snooty for turning it down.
8. Lesson learned
That’s what you get for asking for fancy condiments in a dive bar!
9. Misplaced pun
Inflicting your absurd puns on seniors who just want to have their tea in peace… Shame on you.
You’re too fancy to serve drinks that have names, eh?
He can open the window himself you know! He means the drink. Yeesh.
Did you ever anger someone after misunderstanding them?
Let us know in the comments.