(Closed) Random strangers making comments about physical appearance

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Post # 31
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1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My ethnic origin flabbergasts people.

I can look Asian, European, Scandanavian, you name it.

my name (Clementine) also prompts question after question

its annoying but I appreciate being noticed 

Post # 32
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837 posts
Busy bee

TheGridMonster:  okay, I’m going to be brave. My first ever picture of myself on WB, just for you! I am almost 30 and not Mexican lol 

Post # 33
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203 posts
Helper bee

I had stage 3, metastatic melanoma in 2007 and had to have my lymph nodes removed from my right groin area. My right leg will swell due to this and is noticeable.  People will stare and many have asked.  I don’t mind to explain to them and gives me a chance to get on my soap box about tanning beds, tanning, and sunscreen!  

Post # 34
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453 posts
Helper bee

Yeah, I’m pretty tall for a woman and I have long hair so I get both of the related comments occasionally. My friend, though, is over 6ft and she gets the “You’re so tall!”/”How tall are you?”/”Do you play basketball andor volleyball?”. She gets these comments everywhere she goes, even at work and she’s so sick of it she’s basically gotten to the point where if a stranger comments on it she’s just like “OH JEEZ AM I REALLY TALL? THANKS, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT. HOW DID I NEVER NOTICE!” and I can’t say that I blame her.

Post # 35
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9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

jalapenocupcake:  omg you are gorgeous!!! I’m half Asian/half white and people often think I’m latina (although I’m pasty as pasty can get, so dunno how that works). You have such beautiful eyelashes! So jelly. 

Post # 36
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109 posts
Blushing bee

mrspereira:  I can relate. People are so curious to play the “what are you?” game with me. I get Indian, Native American, Fililipino, Persian, Central American, South Anerican…even Eskimo!

It gets really uncomfortable when they are on their 5th guess and are still trying to figure it out. When I finally tell them my origin they say “I would have never guessed aren’t Mexican people short?”

I am also tall so that is a conversation in its own right. 

Post # 37
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5108 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

TheGridMonster:  Ask and you shall receive! Pardon the crappy quality bathroom selfie, but I did brush it just for you!

Post # 38
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9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

SithLady:  so beautiful!!! imma call you Ariel from now on. 

Seriously, amazering hair, lady!

Post # 39
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3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

HistoricBusyBee:  TheGridMonster:  jalapenocupcake:  mrspereira:  Count me in on the ethnic-guessing-game party! It actually rarely happens to me now–maybe because I’ve been living in the Great White North for the last 6 years and am way less tan. But I spent the first 22 years of my life in Florida. Usually it was “Whatcha mixed with?” but definitely lots of “So… where are you from? But like I mean… where are your parents FROM?” and every once in a while the good old: “So which half of your family isn’t white?” WTF, people, that is RACIST.

This was me back home, and also much younger:

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

TheGridMonster:  Ariel was always my favorite Disney Princess, so I’ll take it! Thank you!

Post # 42
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1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

I know it’s a personal choice, but, I get fairly frequent comments on my septum ring, especially when I wear one that’s sparkly and covered in rhinestones. Sometimes they’re complimentary, but 90% of the time people just ask,”Did it hurt?”

Did getting a hollow needle jammed through my nose hurt? Of COURSE it did. Just like it would for ANY OTHER BODY PART.

On a note on something I have no control over, I do also get frequent comments on my boobs (I’m blessed) and if they’re real. I mean how is that okay?

Post # 43
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

morganc8:  I’m 5’11” and I used to get these comments all the time when I lived in a city in the Midwest. Since moving to a major, coastal and extremely diverse city 15 years ago, I can count on one hand how many stupid comments I get. I chalk it up to diversity honestly. 

Ask me if I play basketball, fine, I suppose that’s “making conversation”, but to simply exclaim, “wow you’re so tall!”, especially as an adult, is either done intentionally to make someone feel uncomfortable or just ridiculously clueless, like lower IQ clueless 🙂 I had no patience for it at all. 

Post # 44
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6886 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

morganc8:  Meh people ask questions all the time.  Wait until you have a child.  You will get all kinds of stupid questions.  Especially if you have a baby who is dressed in neutral colors and a person calls your child the wrong gender… 

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