Post # 91
iarebridezilla: On the train one day a drunk woman was racially abusing two Asian girls next to me, telling them to “go back to their own country”. I gave them a sort of sympathetic smile and eye roll as they got off the train. She then started on me, calling me a slut and a prostitute and then saying that “wogs” like me should stop “stealing Aussie jobs”.
Casual racism aside, I’m a third generation Australian. My mum’s background is Spanish and I do have olive skin and dark hair, but I don’t believe Australians can exactly “steal Aussie jobs”.
Post # 92
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF
Maybe I’m just really lucky but I can only recall receiving two real insults in my entire life and both came before really hitting puberty.
1. A boy in 5th grade told me that I was fat. True and hurtful at the time but I derive great satisfaction from the fact that he’s grown up to resemble a mountain troll while I, if I may toot my own horn, have not. You can lose weight but you can’t cure ugly…
2. A boy in 7th grade said that I looked like a frog with warts on my face because I’d had the misfortune of breaking out. He never hit 5 foot so I’m assuming he just suffered from a Napoleon-type complex.
Post # 93
a_day_at_the_fair: i’ve been accused of having implants. I never really view the accusation as an insult though.
Post # 94
I’m hispanic. I was born and raised in the United states. English being my first language. Normally racist comments don’t bother me one bit but I find it tremendously hilarious when people tell me things like “Wetback” “Go back to your country” ECT. Especially when these comments are coming from someone who has an accent and is clearly from another country. Really anyone who says these things are ignorant and need to retake history lol
What I want to say is “I’m in my country ignorant ass”
Post # 95
Puta (whore) More like, at the time, “virgin who’s kissed one person”.
Post # 96
dessilove: FI’s parents get that sometimes. They were born in Cuba, but they are US citizens and contribute a lot more to society than the majority of people who tell them to “go back to Mexico”. Fiance is very tall and lighter skinned, and in my area most Hispanics are Central American, so he doesn’t get flack since he doesn’t fit the stereotype. He was actually called “blanco” by someone at a job.
Post # 97
I have also received stupid comments from being latina. While I was in highschool, I came in after hours for SAT prep and there was a person in front of the building who stopped me and starting to me really slow and asking me if I needed help getting to an ESL class. I responded “No, but if she needed help with her English skills, I could certainly help her.”
But the most hilarious insult was from this guy with extreme road rage who cut me off at a traffic circle and almost crashed into me, then proceeded to call me a c*m receptacle. I laughed so hard. He must have been a lawyer and couldn’t even curse properly.
Post # 98
I was once called fat uneducated white trash by the receptionist at the clinic where I used to work. Hahaha I hold a doctoral degree, wear a size 4, and come from a middle class background. I think she maybe has her GED, is rather overweight, and is missing about 5 teeth (and at the time had given herself a ‘haircut’ with her kitchen scissors – for real)… I mean I guess it’s possible I could be fat, uneducated, and white trash but she probably should’ve been more specific because to go by stereotypes it seemed to be a more accurate description of her than me…. And everyone standing around knew it. I guess it was meant to be hurtful but I burst out laughing at her and just walked away. She was absolutely livid at that response. Oops…
In highschool a girl told me I looked like a stupid barbie doll – wasn’t sure what to do with that one…
Post # 99
MissFormaldehyde: There are some stores that will do it, but, they’ll usually take a little off the card for themselves. Not cat food, but. I’ve seen people do cigarettes and stuff.
Yeah, many of the cards have a “food” side and a “cash” side. A lot of people get only the food side and the card won’t work unless the item literally has a nutrition label on it. (Or produce or whatever). But yeah, I’ve seen people get $200 worth of junk food with that card, then get the cash out for cigarettes 🙁
On the flip side I’ve seen the cash side used for diapers and necessities like that.
Post # 100
when i was in college a friend of a friend called me a JAP and was so sure my father bought me a brand new car when i was 16. (he was also jewish, so i felt it was even more rude of him to say)
i laughed in his face, and told him that sometimes i can borrow my mom’s mini-van when i am home on breaks.
he stammered for a bit but couldn’t come up with any comeback.
And at that time, i was nearing the end of my tomboy days and not into fashion at all, so it’s not like i walked around in designer clothes.
Post # 101
MrsA1222: I had a crazy neighbor say almost the same thing as your brother…and she was describing herself. It was such an accurate description of her personality that I wasn’t insulted AT ALL.
Post # 102
I had a stranger call me a fat whore once. I am a beanpole. 6’1, 165lbs. I have also been married since I was 19.
I’m not sure what I did to be so offensive, but since we were in a Walmart parking lot, I probably stole her parking space.
If you’re going to insult me, I take”flat chested” pretty seriously! Haha!
Post # 103
iarebridezilla: My old boss pulled me aside one day and told me that I burped and farted too much and people were talking about it in the building. We were in a small office of 2 people in a small business centre. It was the guy in the office next to me who was doing those things (which was pretty obvious really). Course she was just a b*%^& who had me unjustly gotten rid of not long after. I got a better job after and she ended up getting canned herself for gross incompetence.
Post # 104
iarebridezilla: Almost ten years ago a good friend of mine said to me, in all seriousness, “Well, I’ve got the brains but you’ve got the drive,” which I found completely offensive and inaccurate, especially considering that at the time I’d just graduated from a limited entry Master of Science program with Honors and was working in the most soul-sucking temp job imaginable. This was made more personally painful because I’ve always felt like I lacked drive and I’d consoled myself with the fact that I was smart, but here I was being told that the brain thing wasn’t a win either… (I’m actually still pissed off about it!)
Post # 105
MammaPants: Haha! I guess I can understand why people would gravitate towards “fat” as the insult of choice for females, since so many women are insecure about their weight … it’s like accusing a man of having a small penis. Statistically speaking, it’s a good insult to make.
… but calling a skinny person fat isn’t going to get you anywhere. Just like telling Peter North he has a tiny wang isn’t going to hurt his feelings. Know your audience, people!