The use of strategically placed compliments to buffer an otherwise abrasive remark. These compliments should surround the unpleasant remark, preventing the recipient of the compliment sandwich from becoming insulted.
"Hey, congrats on the new car it looks great! We should defintely joy ride this weekend! Maybe I could get that 10 dollars you owe me while were at it! You're gonna look so cool in this car I can feel it!"
"I just wanna thank everyone for the great effort they put in last saturday to really make things a success. Please stop parking in the faculty lot, or you will be fired. Also, I would like to say you're all doing a phenomenal job so far this year!"
"whoa... I should feel insulted right now... did I just get a compliment sandwich?"