PEOPLE who use the phrase ‘I don’t mean to be rude’ always follow it up by saying something incredibly offensive which they definitely mean.
Donna Sheridan was talking to colleague Nikki Hollis via Zoom when she mentioned their boss Martin Bishop and added ‘I don’t mean to be rude but he’s a bit of a prick.’
Hollis said: “It was immediately obvious that Donna did mean to be rude because you don’t call someone a prick if what you actually mean to be is polite and complimentary.
“So I had to ask her if in reality she wanted to be very rude about Martin, whilst simultaneously excusing herself for doing so as if the words had fought their way out of her mouth without her consent.”
Sheridan said: “I can see now that calling him a prick does suggest that I did actually mean to be rude, but I didn’t want Nikki to think less of me.
“However, she then called him a ‘f**king scrotum-faced tosspot’ so I felt much better about myself.”