Oh my, this brings up some bad memories
I was sitting in spanish class, and one of my friends said something about how he supports breast cancer. I thought it was funny to say something like "you support breast cancer? why would you ever do that? I can see you supporting breast cancer research, but supporting breast cancer? c'mon."
at which point the girl next to me started kinda punch-tapping me in the arm, which I thought was just like "breast cancer isn't cool, stop," but I didnt really process it that much, and figured I had just said that supporting research was good, so i continued, with:
"I mean, it's not like you go around saying, 'GO BREAST CANCER!'" At which point she full on elbowed me and said straight up, as serious as I have ever heard the girl, "Charlie, stop."
I knew something more was wrong with what I was saying, other than the obvious things.
Turns out that there was a girl in my class whose mother had died when the girl was only 2, of breast cancer. I felt really shitty for like 2 days, didnt talk to her, because I wanted to apologize, but not bring it up.
The worst part that I really liked the girl whose mother's death I pretty much made fun of. Probably didn't help my case.