The Ugly Duckling

I just met an old (gay) gentleman from the island who taught me a valuable lesson about (incredible) verbal efficiency. He stopped me in the middle of the street to tell me this:

“Your mother used to be so incredibly beautiful when she was young! And you look so much like your dad.”

Basically, in one short sentence he managed to:

  1. Offend my mother and say that she USED to be beautiful and now she is just an old rag
  2. Offend my dad and say that while mom at least WAS beautiful, he is ….. ugly
  3. Offend me and tell me that I am unfortunately as ugly as my dad.

The worst thing is that I believe he actually wanted to say something charming.

P.S. I am not fishing for compliments! Just found this.... actually charming.