When President Trump went to France last week, he was introduced to the nation's first lady, Brigitte Macron, and actually had the gall to compliment her.
"You’re in such good shape,” he said, before turning to her husband. “She’s in such good physical shape.” Here's the video of the moment:
The media went nuts, of course, because.... women hate to be complimented. CNN immediately published a fear-mongering piece called, "How Trump's 'compliment' to Brigitte Macron hurts America." But even a shoe company got in on the mockery. Shoe giant Reebok made a graphic pertaining to the "incident."
Their graphic had helpful instructions on “when is it appropriate to say, ‘You’re in such good shape…beautiful.’” Here are three examples when you should not say those words, according to the shoe company:
“Are you a world leader greeting the spouse of a head of state?”
“Are you in an elevator with a woman?"
"Are you introducing yourself to your future mother-in-law?"
In these instances, you'll be enlightened to know that a shoe company says these are not appropriate times to say those words. So, here's a question for you, o masters of PC etiquette: When is it appropriate to tell a shoe company that you're shopping at Nike from now on?
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