By Nawel - This FML is from back in 2008 but it's good stuff - France
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thats nice- u go up 2 someone and say do u want my disgusting cake its not good enough for me but... here ya go
"No, I said 'disgoostwanguga,' which in my native language of Romanian means delicious!" Then whisper quietly "go fuck yourself."
You should have said, "You made it? Well, it is disgusting. What do you want me to do, lie to you?"
This. This is exactly how I’d do it. If i was also the baker, I wouldn’t be offended but ask if they could tell me what they thought was bad and if they had any suggestions to improve. If everyone in the world was a “yes men”, no one would strive to get better. Even if people don’t want to hear criticism, they will never grow. Its kinda like, you learn more by failing, than getting it right the first time. It’s used in the scientific process for developing or researching something. I hate the whole BS about sparing feelings. Muddying down a response for someone not to be butthurt doesn’t do anyone favors. My clients love my attitude in IT since i don’t sugarcoat bad things. My dad was the same way, and doing engineering and sales, my dad and I both had lifelong clients when we were blunt that the client knew exactly what was bad and why. In the end, compared to others, being right did less damage and costs that trying to whitewash an issue. People need to get over this entitled attitude where they act as if what you say bluntly is a horrible thing and calling the blunt people a horrible person. No one will understand something was wrong if they want to put fingers in their ear and ignore the criticism. Even peer review in journals dont hold back any punches when gaping issues are found. But if someone sugar coats stuff with me, im more offended if they weren’t blunt because i’m an adult and don’t need to consoled when i eff up. Is no one in this world sane anymore?