We all make stupid comments sometimes. Yesterday’s mistake, said to the mother of a tiny newborn baby: “So, how old was he when he was born?” D’oh. I meant “how much did he weigh when he was born?”
My favorite slip of the tongue–by far–wasn’t made by me (I swear!). One of my old co-workers, a heterosexual women’s health NP, had her hands on a patient’s vagina and said “Ok, now I’m just going to take a lick. A look. I meant a look. Oh my god.” I laughed for days about that.