How not to ask a question

Yesterday my wife and I visited friends. She and they were talking in Korean when she suddenly turned to me and asked “Have you put on or lost weight?” It’s a perfectly formed question, but I didn’t like the implication, especially as I have, in fact, lost one or two kilograms recently.

PS Last month I had to complete a comprehensive medical survey, and one question was ‘Has your weight altered substantially in the last 12 months?’

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