I was debating whether I should put this here or in the "stupid things" thread. But it wasn't a stupid thing so much as a silly thing, and the intentions were good (She's been absolutely wonderful to me and I would feel horrible quoting her in the 'stupid things' thread!).
I was talking to the recruiter who was handling my hiring at a local hospital regarding my upcoming attendance at the orientation. I was asking if it was ok for me to bring my own lunch.
Her: Well, they give you a ticket for a free lunch that day, so you don't have to buy your lunch. Well, unless you are on a special diet.
Me: Well, I am a strict vegetarian, so it can be tricky sometimes.
Her: Oh, you mean you're a vegan?
Her: (after clarifying that meant no dairy, etc).. and even still you have such nice skin!
(I was tempted to say that it was more likely because of it rather than in spite of it, but I didn't want to go into it much farther!