I Hate Being Talked Down to

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    I Hate It

    When I was with my mother at the shops we bumped into my sister's mother-in-law. It was the first time I met her and she spoke to me like I was three years old which made me feel kind of stupid. If I wasn't so shy I would of said "I'm not stupid so don't talk to me as if I am...
    Foxie913 Foxie913
    41-45, F
    Aug 9, 2013

    Don' T Go There.

    I will always speak to other with respect and treat them with dignity and I expect to be treated the same.My college instructor seems to think that just because he has a doctorate he can talk down to us as if we are nothing and have no brains at all.  In my particular program of...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2011

    Just Unecessary

    hate it when people start to patronise you and belittle you because they clearly think that they are superior than you or that you are in some ways deficient... i hate it when people dont even give you respect, not kissing ur *** kinda respect just being plain polite-its doesnt...
    xxxsmurfiiexxx xxxsmurfiiexxx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    I work in retail and it happens

    so frequently. I am well aware that I may not be Stephan Hawking, but I am fairly intelligent stop talking to me like I am completely ignorant. I had a customer once yell at me telling me that he had brought in his own bags for his groceries then proceeded to insult my...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove
    22-25, F
    Apr 7, 2015

    I'M NOT Worthless..But They Are.

    lot of people online talk down to me especially people who think that trying to take the **** out of me is funny or clever. And here's a list of ways they usually do it; A: "Why don't you have a job outside of the internet? Why are you a waste of space? Why are you easily...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 20, 2013

    My husband does this,

    he talks to me like I literally don't understand what he's saying or the concept he's presenting. I tell him over and over and over and over that I UNDERSTAND but he keeps reiterating and repeating himself. It makes me feel like he doesn't believe what I say or he doesn't think...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 18, 2015


    I don't care to be disrespected, and talking down to me is one of the worst. I know what I'm talking about, I know what you're talking about and I certianly can follow along. I am not stupid, actuall I'm a certified genius. If you talk down to me I'll be sure to make you look...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Aug 9, 2009


    I have PTSD.  When I'm coming out of a flashback, I frequently scramble my words.  It's just part of how my mind is affected by FBs.  Even when I'm not fighting flashbacks, I stutter a bit.For some reason, that seems to tell people that I'm short-bus material and they need to...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Mar 31, 2011

    Please Don't

    I will always talk with respect to others and I don't think it's too much to ask for that same amount of respect back. I can't stand it when someone talks slow to me like I can't understand, grrr.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2011

    @Don't judge me based off of my past.

    My clothes, my race, my age or hight. My eye color, my words, my writings, or my mistakes. Judge me when i commit an actual crime." -Kristina London
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    You know, I can see everything people post

    about me. And don't think that trolls are safe from my wrath either, I know when they're talking about me behind my back, they're just so predictable. Yeah, try talking down to me all you want but you know that you're only making yourselves look stupid by trying to talk...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Mar 29, 2016
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