While grocery shopping, I overheard a man nearby telling two women (in a jovial tone) "That's ugly, that nose ring you got. Is it real ?" I thought at first they knew each other & he was playing around. But then this happened:
Man (60-ish): That's your mom ?
Younger woman (20-ish) : Yes.
Man: So she's your daughter, then ?
Older woman (40-ish): Yes.
Man: How old is she ?
Older woman: She's 19
Man: Oh wow, I thought she was maybe 13! But why do you have that nose ring, though ? It's honestly very ugly. Who are you trying to impress with it ? Did you get it to make people like you ? I'll be honest, it's terribly unattractive.
Both women: (uncomfortable laugh)
Man: Really, though, that tattoo there is pretty awful. Why would you do something like that to yourself ? It's ugly. You're too young to do something like that to yourself.
Older woman: She got it because I have the same one. It has meaning to us.
....Well, I'm not trying to be rude. I'm just telling your from experience those things are ugly & you really don't need them. Maybe it's just me & my age, but I think you'll regret those things when you're older.
They looked so relieved when Mr Know It All Snowflake finally told them "Have a good day, keep in my mind what I said" and walked off. Eesh.