I’ve decided I’m going to start using the phrase “bless her/his heart” more often. Because seriously, you can pretty much get away with anything if you follow it up with “bless her/his heart”. It makes everything you say about people (or animals) sound nice.
That is the fattest cat I’ve ever seen...bless her heart.
That was the dumbest thing she could have ever said...bless her heart.
I can’t believe that jerk cut me off!! Bless his heart.
If I use this phrase properly (you know, properly…like the last three examples), it will be as if I’ve never said a rude thing in my life.