An observation (generalized across society): If a comment is qualified with “I don’t mean to offend you” or “I don’t want you to take this the wrong way”, there’s a better than equal opportunity the comment is offensive and will be taken exactly that way.

Simply stating “No offense intended” isn’t a free pass for insensitivity.

These folks of this ilk and idiocy make me want to crawl into a dictionary and hang myself by the neck from the word “insufferable.”