Language warning as the University of Man, is well, staffed by men and they have taken the stance (which I agree with) that they're men and they're going to curse if they want to curse.
East Indian doctorate, with an OK command of the English language is talking to a co-worker about said co-worker's mom who recently passed away. Inquiring about the funeral process, the East Indian is confused about buying a plot of land to bury the mother in and asks
"Why not burn her and put her in box?"
Said co-worker is not offended because the East Indian doctorate is obviously concerned, but just didn't know enough English to say, "are you going to cremate her?"
Two catty #@#$&%'s overhear this and file a harassment complaint.
Said co-worker informs HR he's not insulted and wants the complaint dropped.
The HR *&%$# says the women were offended by proxy.
See what our fine East Indian friend and said co-worker came up with as a response.