Back in the early 90’s, I was teaching at Durham Technical Community College while I was in grad school.
One day, one of my students, who normally wore sweats and jeans — as I did — came in wearing hose and heels, a cute denim skirt, and a white-and-aqua sweater with silver threads in it.
I said “Nice outfit! That’s a pretty sweater.”
The next day, I was seeing the Dean in Charge of Spanking Lecturers. Seems I’d said “something offensive”. She couldn’t tell me who had complained so I could apologize, what I’d said, as that might identify who had complained, but that I’d better apologize tout suite and I’d better watch myself.
Remember that when you hear about Herman Cain.