:hail: Agreed. Often the same people who think being called a bitch is badge of honor. Okay, sometimes you need to say something that isn't going to go over well, sometimes there are good reasons for asserting yourself. But as a general policy? No. It's not cool to mouth off, **** people off, hurt their feelings, etc. I will say though re:the OP example, I have no problem if my friend makes an observation that such and such a garment makes my ass look big or something blunt like that. Personally, I find non-malicious bluntness comforting, but obviously you have to know the waters before you go around saying stuff like that.