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As grandmasterfluffles puts it, "My ex once told me, "That's the best sex I've ever had... Well, apart from with my cousin..."
What's the most tactless thing you've heard? And was it you saying it?

(, Thu 3 Nov 2011, 22:40)
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He just didn't have the stomach for it...
I have advanced foot-in-mouth syndrome. I predict a few posts this week...

DaddyRakky was diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was 11. Due to a combination of excellent medical care and shear Northern bloody-mindedness on his part, he managed to last another four years before it finally became too much for him. He dealt with it in his own way, by refusing to discuss it or acknowledge it, and carry on as if nothing were happening. He also asked that we not tell people, beyond the immediate family and friends who needed to know as he didn’t want pity. It’s maybe not ideal, but it was his choice and we respected it.
Towards the end, he had increasingly frequent operations to remove parts of his bowel, and decide whether removal of the liver metastases was appropriate.

Mum and I were sat with a family friend, one of the few who he would tolerate in his weakened state, waiting for him to come out of yet another surgery. Mum was understandably upset, and was sniffling into a tissue; she spoke to her friend, “He’s an awkward sod you know, but I’ll tell you one thing. He’s got guts...”

“Not any more he doesn’t,” I piped up.

Fortunately Mum saw the funny side and still now, when reminiscing about Dad, brings this story up.

And it still makes us laugh till we cry.
(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:07, 8 replies)
Proper Northern humour. Clicked.

(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:22, closed)
I did something similar, but arguably worse.
Last thing I did before my Dad suddenly died was make him a sandwich.

When I was told about it, I just said 'Oh fuck, I hope it wasn't the sandwich'.
(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:25, closed)
That gets a click, too

(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:27, closed)
had you filled it with salmon mousse?
if you had, it was probably the sandwich.
(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:27, closed)
that's just AWFUL. but great as well.
(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:30, closed)
(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 9:54, closed)
That's an early win right there
Close the QOTW now.
(, Fri 4 Nov 2011, 10:02, closed)
Lost my Dad to particuarly horrible bowel cancer.

He would have had a bloody good laugh at this, though! :)
(, Wed 9 Nov 2011, 23:24, closed)

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