Rude stranger comments

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Pixienickie:   Years ago I had a somewhat similar experience, but it was over chocolates.  I snapped back “better fat than rude.”   Ugh.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Pixienickie:  My friend lives two hours away from me and so I went on a mini road trip with my puppy to go visit her. We got half way when I realized I forgot to bring her food so we stopped at a pet store to get some kibble. I am super weird about leaving animals in cars so I took my puppy inside with me. This lady shouts out “how old is your dog?” to which I responded “13 weeks in two more days!” I started to walk away when she then says “Your dog is going to get parvo in here! Do you know how sick he will get from being in here!” I was shocked and just said “there is risk but I am in a rush” I heard her tell the cashier that I was neglecting my animal….It was intense and I cried for thirty minutes after we got back to the car Embarassed 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ugh, people are crazy!

I was at work the other day (retail) and I was calling credit to get a customer’a card info for her. While I was on the phone, she said to her friend “Oh, did you see her ring? It’s pretty…if it’s real.”

She then went on to try and look very closely at my ring and kept saying “I don’t think it’s real.” multiple times.

After I got off the phone she asked me if it is real. I said “Yes it is” with an annoyed tone hoping she would realize what a rude question that is. She was like “OMG I must be slipping, I’m usually good at telling. Are you sure it’s real?! I go all over the world and look at jewelry, I must be slipping. I put drops in my eyes this morning. I did NOT think it was real!”

It was so awkward, and it’s not like I could really give her a piece of my mind since I was working. My ring’s not even that big really. It’s 1.44 with a halo. I’m sure if I wasn’t working retail, she wouldn’t assume it was not real. Plus, if I didn’t have a diamond, comments like that would make me even more uncomfortable.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@Payless:  that was very rude but the parvo part is true, I wouldn’t risk it though :/

Oh, I have lots but the most times I’ve gotten rude comments was of course in high school when I had blue hair

Post # 7
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Payless:  Ugh. I wouldn’t bring my puppy in a pet store but I also wouldn’t leave them in the car, so you were in a bind. You know if you’d left him in the car, she would have yelled at you about that. There is no winning, sometimes.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  It’s pretty…if it’s real

Apparently it wouldn’t be pretty anymore if it weren’t real? What a horrible person.

I work in an ER in a really rough neighborhood and I’m at a point where I just don’t even really registed a lot of what people say anymore, because so much of it is staggeringly awful.

Being in triage is the worst in that regard. At least once a shift I have someone tell me I’m evil, stupid, or that I want people to die because they’re not being seen as fast as they’d like. *shrug* We have limited resources and they assigned me to use my training and experience to allocate them in the most life-and-limb-preserving way. That might mean that your chronic back pain sits in the waiting room a long time while we make sure the meemaws aren’t having strokes and/or bleeding out. I guess if it makes them feel better to call me a bitch to my face while they wait, okay.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Janitor: Are you pregnant? You look different *holds hand to face indicating roundness*

Me: No. *shocked and offended*

Janitor: Why not?

Me: Because we’re not ready. *getting annoyed*

Janitor: Your husband doesn’t want babies?

Me: Yes, he does. But we don’t want kids at this time. *walks away PO-ed and embarrased and feeling chubby*

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Bubblesmcgee:  I wouldn’t choose to put myself in either situation but I needed one thing! I just worried about someone stealing my car, it getting too hot, or her barking and causing a scene. I chose to have her with me because it seemed like the lesser of two evils. The kicker is that I carried her the whole time…My dog is my baby and to have someone call me neglectful was so hard! I also have social anxiety so there is that issue…

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Bubblesmcgee:  Exactly. I’m firmly in the “If it’s on my finger, it’s real” camp. Who asks that about someone’s wedding ring?!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve been asked (probably at least 4 times) by random strangers if I was pregnant. I cried so bad afterwards for the first couple of times.

And I guess most people wouldnt be upset about this one, but it struck me as rude. I was at work, and they were playing a song I liked (I think it was Bob Seger, but I cant remember for sure.) Anywho, a guy came over to me and said “quit trying to pretend like you like this song.”

Me: Excuse me? I love this song.

Him: Yeah right, what do you know about this kind of music? Go back to listening to Justin Timberlake and rap music.

Me: Actually this is the kind of music I listen to. I love oldies and classic rock.

Him: No, you’re just a poser.

 

I was so mad that I had to walk away and continue cleaning somewhere else.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

This isn’t a stranger but it was a classmate who I wasn’t friends with and barely knew.  She asked to see my ring, so I stuck out my hand.  She grabbed my hand and goes “Oh, it’s AWFULLY small…..but I suppose that’s all he could afford huh?” and gave me a sympathetic look!!  (I was at work in the housing office and I watched my two bosses jaws hit the floor in disbelief lol)
I responded “Yes, but actually he got me exactly what I asked for and I don’t need a huge ostentatious ring to prove a man loves me”

For the next month, she kept bugging me about being invited to the wedding!!!

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@Pixienickie:  Yeap, I sure do. Last year while my now FI and I were attending my family’s 4th of July cookout, one of my male cousin’s referred to me as, “bigger than me.” Implying that my voluptuous size 14 was huge compared to his manly size. I responded,  it don’t take much to be bigger than you cause I know some pipe smokers that weight more than you. Shut his prunny azz right up!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@roguehnp2005:  I have gotten that a once….torked me off….i have also had someone tell me that i have a pear diamond because it was a “cheap alternative to an actual diamond like a round one.” –Where as ya know i obviously didnt get a small pear diamond because i wanted it…nope certainly all because it was cheap….

the one that killed me….

–“ohh, ya know you didnt have to cheap out and get blue sapphire sidestones, they make really cheap poor quality diamond side stones and cz side stones that look real, you didnt have to go so cheap on such an important ring….I’m so glad MY husband loves me enough to get me all diamonds…”—insert steam shooting out of my ears….looney toons style….I tried to sweetly reply….(i say try cause it came out uber bitchy by the end)…”Well, I happen to love sapphires, and that is why I wanted them on my engagement ring, not because they are cheaper, which mine are real sapphires so they werent a cheap setting, and at least my fiance loves me enough to not cheat on me, and try to make that go away by buying me diamonds…”

complete B*** move i know, but this gal is like that everytime i see her, and always griping about her hubby cheating on her….so i said eff it…and let her have it….

the worst i got from a patient: some snotty little size 2 18 year old girl….

“why do you wear a wedding band to work, you cant be married”….i replied “i wear it because i dont like to wear my e-ring to work and my fiance likes it when i wear a ring all the time”

patient reply (almost made me cry and its been a long time since i have had a comment hit that hard)—“oh well you must be rich, because your sooo big, and all fat people are ugly, he’s either a chubby chaser, or after your money, to want to marry you!”….

at that time i had just lost 20 lbs….was newely engaged, and on the end of working a 5 night stretch….so i was pretty much frazzled….i had to hand over patient care because i just couldnt….she then had the next nurse in a rage, by insulting her, and saying something along the lines of she could “see that cellulite from a mile away! even though pants”….this gal was such a snot…and when her mom finally said something she retorted:
“well people NEED brutal honesty, and I am honest, I am not sugar coating something for people”….hence why this type of “brutally honest” attitude on here sends me into a frothing rage….there is a difference between being “honest” and being a raging bitch!

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