1). I thought only old people got arthritis?
2). My friend had arthritis and she's cured now. She ate ten apples a day, and drank beetle juice. (you know the sort of thing).
3). Why are you walking with a stick today? You were fine a couple of days ago?
4). When are you going to get a job?
5). I hate people who scrounge off the state. They can all seem to manage to buy cars and large TVs.
6). You weren't on your own for Christmas were you?
This last one was said in a horrified voice, as if I had committed an appalling sin, or had no mates! Several people said this to me. I know they probably meant well, but seriously, if I was on my own, and had no mates, how's asking (after the fact!) going to help?
I'm sure you all have your own list of irritating things folks have said?