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You know what they say about people who “assume”?
Well, that’s what they should say. Because if somebody makes an assumption about me, they’re not making an “ass” out of me. They’re just being an asshole. Full stop, end of story.
Seriously, you’re not going to believe what comes out of people’s mouths when they assume the worst about these 19 people.
Or maybe you will believe because you’ve been on the receiving end of some bullshit like this…
1. You WISH you made what he does…
I went to walmart while taking a break from painting the nursery. I was fairly spattered in paint and trying to pick a pizza. I heard a lady tell her kid “that is why you go to school so you don’t have a job like that”. There are layers to just how fucked up that was. Not the least of which is house painters can make pretty decent money.
2. When HR needs to apologize…
At a past employer someone complained to HR that I was allegedly playing inappropriate Rap music and too loudly at my desk.
I get called into HR to explain myself and told them it wasn’t me…it was the white guy sitting two desks behind me and he came in to admit it because he didn’t think it was such a big deal to be in trouble for.
It was probably the fact that since I was the only black guy where I sit in a certain part of the office, they just naturally assumed it was me.
You can imagine the sheer embarrassment on part of HR that came after.
3. Are they counting inner beauty?
“Why won’t you date her? Are you gay?”
“No, I just don’t like her”
“But she is prettier than you… ”
Happens strangely often, even if not with those exact words.
4. Why you so judgey old lady?
I was in target and stopped to look at a really cute swim suit for a baby that was on display in the aisle.
Two older ladies passed by and one of them said “she’s way too young to have a child” nose in the air.
I was in my mid 20s, probably the same age or older than she was when she had kids.
5. Again, trade jobs pay really well. People need to wise up.
That I’m probably just some uneducated immigrant who can’t speak English.
I’m Mexican, I drive a truck for a living. I make more doing this than putting my bachelor’s to use.
I don’t talk much because I’m tired, grumpy and depressed all of the time.
6. Good for you mom!
That I was being horribly disrespectful in a church ceremony.
In reality I was my little sisters Confirmation sponsor (Catholic rite) and was also in end stage liver failure. Was on lots of meds for pain and my brain was marinating in ammonia so I had several head drops (like when you’re falling asleep) during the 2 hour mass. Woman next to me berates me for being ‘so rude and disrespectful’
Luckily my mom found her afterwards and tore her a new one.
7. Not an only child
My (only) sister died when I was 15, when people I don’t particularly know or like very well ask me if I have siblings, I usually just say no – I don’t like to talk about it and it’s a conversation killer. But it’s surprising how many have replied with: ‘oh, only child? You must have been spoiled.’
I love then saying: ‘well I had a sister but she died.’ The look on their face is priceless 😂 Keep your judgements to yourselves, people.
8. Gender bender
When I was working at Best Buy in my teens/early 20’s, people would ask me to my face if I could go and get a “male” worker to answer their questions because they felt “more comfortable” asking them about it (stuff like game consoles, cameras and equipment, ipods, that was the area I worked in).
The fun part was watching the customers faces malfunction that male coworker would walk them back over to me, because I knew what I was doing in that department and they only knew their stuff when it came to TVs or washers and dryers.
9. Well, that’s quite a sales pitch…
A girl I met for a date on an app once said to me at the end of the date that I should see her again because a guy of my height won’t have many options.
10. At this point… how do people not realize video games are entertainment like everything else?
That I’m lazy because I really enjoy videogames.
Bitch, I have a full-time job, house, car, wife, and a dog.
I also do most of the cooking, cleaning, dog-walking, and general chores around the house because my wife works crazy hours.
Lazy my ass.
11. So this one actually probably hurt quite a bit.
That I was stupid enough not to figure out that the guy I had a crush on in middle school was paid to go on a date with me as a joke.
10+ years later I’m still pissed.
Though based on how he’s doing now I dodged a real bullet there lmao
12. A mediocre friend…
I was hanging out a friend and it had been about a month after we had met etc, and they said, “The best thing about you is that you’re happy being mediocre”.
This felt especially bad as at that time in my life, I had just had a string of failures and was already pretty down.
13. Not zee person you thought he was…
I am a german living abroad so i have a german accent.
Also since i have had a receding hairline since my teens i have a short hair cut.
So yeah you’d be suprised how many times held me for a nazi.
My father and I were in Prague when we heard an English woman say to her friend, about us, ”they look so British they can’t be British”, which I don’t think was a compliment.
Okay, we were British but I think that was a bit uncalled for.
15. Hugs, not drugs
I have ADHD so I talk fast, I’m super tall and lanky and also suffer from all year around allergies.
Multiple times I’ve been told I have a cocaine addiction.
Just because I have these muscular fuckular forearms, babes are always asking me to twist the caps off of everything.
The truth, I have really soft under hands, and caps tear me up really good.
17. Just like a bad movie…
Well… There was the time I was an engineering student at a very well respected school and a mother told her son to make sure to get good grades so he didnt end up working in a movie theater like me. To my face.
I liked working there and did it because I was early in college and needed some extra cash.
I guess everyone that works at a movie theater is just a dumbass then instead of high school/college kids like we all were.
So that was pretty shit.
I have an undercut for my hair and wear it to the side, it almost hits my shoulder. I get misgenedered all the time because of this.
Apparently people look right beyond the facial hair and just call me miss, ma’am, lady, or whatever. Pretty much whenever this happens I just laugh it off because its kinda funny honestly and people make mistakes. I make sure they don’t feel bad about it when they realize it or just let them go and not correct them, its whatever.
But sometimes people get shitty and try to argue with me about why do I look like a girl. So I’d say thats pretty fuckin rude.
The assumption is whatever, just continuing to pester and get shitty to me about it is what I think is really rude about the whole thing.
19. Guys… stop saying this!!!!
That I can’t possibly be smart enough to do my job (security side of tech) because I’m an attractive woman. (Not assuming here – have had guys say this to me explicitly.)
It did help quickly weed out the assholes while I was dating, though.
Well, that was uncomfortable.
People, if you don’t have anything nice to say, why say anything at all? Do you really think people want to hear your judgements about them?
The answer is “No, they don’t. Ever. In any way, shape or form.”