I had recently had a baby with serious health complications. I was about 1.5 stone heavier than before getting pregnant and had had other things on my mind than my weight. One day my husband and I took our baby to an Italian restaurant for lunch. The waitresses were all cooing over our baby. One of them called a waiter over and said to him (in italian - I happen to speak it) 'isn't she cute'? The waiter replied (also in italian) 'yes she really is. Which is a surprise because her mother is a fat dog.' To this day I wish I'd responded in italian but I was too embarrassed - I paid the bill and left.