Post # 46
I think the thing that use to make me think WTF was when I was younger was the comments of ” Why isn’t a nice girl like you married?’ or ” I would have thought someone would have snapped you up by now” As if I was a product on a shelf like a tin or something and I must have had some dent or major flaw that they were curious about. I definitely could not have been single by my own choice. (I had turned down 2 proposals before I met my husband, but that was no one’s business). I always wanted to say-“Oh, I am not married because I like to pick my teeth with my toenails and none of my boyfriends seem to be into it”.
Post # 47
Her: How was your weekend?
Me: Nice and relaxing..I took a yoga class.
Her: Uh..yoga is really bad for you. Trust me I know a lot about everything. That’s how Satan takes over your mind and possesses you.
Edited to add: I’m a Christian and very active in my church.
Post # 48
you can’t win! People are worried and say you need to eat. My hip bones did stick out but I have wide hips. But as soon as I put on weight, they gave me a hard time about it!!
Post # 49
I just read the second paragraph and ended up in a laughing fit. I woke my poor husband up. You are a heckin good story teller!!!!!
Post # 50
Can’t think of all the bizarre or rude comments over the years but a couple I do remember:
The MUA I’m using for my wedding, lovely friendly lady, recommended by a friend, well known within the Asian community here for her work and she’s done tons of weddings and other big jobs. On our first meet, discussing what I could do to prep my skin for my wedding that’s almost a year away, she said “don’t smile / laugh so hard” To that I laughed, squinty eyes, all my facial muscles moving, she said yea like that! :O
I told my Fiance he’s like don’t listen to her!! You laugh!! Haha…
Another one was years ago in a small shoe store in Beijing. I was just browsing, the shop owner asked what was my shoe size, I said 36. She said really? I would’ve thought it’s at least 40. I was like…. ok… *walks out* clearly she didn’t want the business lol…one of my friends, being not the typical small framed Asian, received many “fat” comments when she visited her home town in China, she’s just used to it now and ignored it lol…
Post # 51
It’s never a good idea to inquire about a woman’s pregnancy status unless you see the baby’s head protruding from her vagina.
I was back at the gym immediately after having my 1st child. I was only about 4 weeks pp so I still had a little belly. I’m a small person, so even 5 -10 extra lbs is noticeable. A kindly older gentleman asked me when I was due. I replied “a month ago”. Argh.
Post # 52
I was very small growing up, so I also got anorexia comments. When I started college, I had a guy friend who repeatedly told me I needed to gain 25 pounds. I’m 5’4” so that would be pretty significant. It took me weeks until I realized why, and then I had to tell him it wouldn’t all go to my boobs. We’re not friends anymore.
When I was being led on and jerked around by a guy I really liked in college, this low key creepy dude who my bff told me was into me asked about it and said I was “too attractive to be this awkward.”
When I started dating my now fh, my creepy manager who was 10 years my senior (and I was only 22) saw me texting him and noticed his Hispanic last name. “He’s Hispanic? So I have a chance?” Well, no. For one, obviously I’m no longer single. And he didn’t have a chance because HE WAS MARRIED and my boss (among so very many other reasons) not because of his ethnicity.
Post # 53
About 10ish years ago, I was getting a partial Brazilian bikini wax (so, naked from the waist down and having to contort at times!), the aesthetician asked me some questions and it came up that I was going to travel to NZ shortly. She responded that she’d known that because the other night she’d prayed with her church group to reveal Jesus’ gifts to them. I said “oh, so yours is psychic?” And she said no, that she just knew things (implication being “psychic” was Satan-aligned but “knowing” things was from Jesus). Most awkward waxing session ever.
Post # 54
Not me, but my friend has been seeing a guy for a year. She is tall and good looking, with long hair and of mixed heritage (all just for context).He recently changed his profile picture to a pic of the two of them, and his ex girlfriend commented on it “is that a man dressed as a woman?”.
What a cow.
Post # 55
When my husband and I were in Vietnam we went into a clothing shop. The woman said to me:
“Ooohhhh, you are little like a Vietnamese girl but you’re white! Lucky!” When my husband said his name was David the same girl says. “Oh, just like David Beckham! I bet you have a big banana!” And then to me: “You get the big banana! Lucky!” Hahahaha, what.
My 5’10” friend said to me: “You are tiny. Do you think you will even be able to have kids?” :/
When my Mom’s friend saw/met my Australian husband: “Oh, good, I’m so relieved! I was afraid she might have been kidnapped by one of those Abos.” WTF!
Post # 56
I was working in retail years ago and I suffer from psoriasis. At the time I had a flare up on my face.
Customer, looking me straight in the eye: “So, what’s wrong with your face?”
Me: “Um, I have psoriasis”
Customer: “Ah, I thought so, my brother has that. It looks really bad. Have you thought about XYZ alternative treatment?”
Me: “I hadn’t but thanks, do you want to make this purchase?”
I just wanted to run. Clearly she knew what was wrong, why she needed to point it out is beyond me.
Post # 57
going back a few years but I had resigned from my job and at a company football match ( I was wearing a slightly baggy but not OTT football top – for context) I announced I was leaving. 2 women both asked me if I was going on maternity leave. Like legit they asked (when people are around 8 months when they go on leave). I am not even fat. It was so odd!
Post # 58
I laughed out loud at the banana comment, haha…
Post # 59
I work at a college. A student came up to me and started making small talk. He must have noticed my voice is a bit different- I have a hearing loss which makes me sound to most people as though I have an English accent, but some people can tell it’s from a hearing loss. Anyway, without missing a beat he says, “so I take it that you’re deaf in both ears.” Um…i just listened to you talk. I said no and excused myself.
Post # 60
Oh another one. I was at a wedding for a former international homestay student that I had hosted. She was my age with a 5 year old daughter and this was her second marriage. At her reception she made the rounds to the tables. When she got to me, she out her hand on my shoulder and looked very concerned. Then the only thing she said is “when is it your turn?” The whole table looked at me with pity. The shame of a 30 year old unmarried woman!
For the record, 35 is when it’s my turn! She received my STD recently and is very happy/relieved for me lol.