I Hate Being Told What to Do

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    The Dreaded Shhh Word

    I have a friend who tells me what to do.  It really gets me down as I feel like a child and find it embarrassing when others are around.  She also tells me to 'shhh' when I'm talking which I think is very rude. She knows I don't like it and I'm sick telling people till...
    ommg75 ommg75
    1 Response Feb 2, 2009

    My Life, My Rules

    I do not need to listen to anyone. That does not mean I am a very bad person, and I should go to jail or something. No. It means I have trouble with authority. I just hate being told what to do. On the other hand if you are asking me to do something nice for you, sure I'll do it...
    crookedspoons crookedspoons
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

    I'm choosing my options in January

    for gcse and I said to my parents I want to take Tripple science(instead of double), Art, German, History and Geography. My aunt and my form tutor both said they are good things to take but my parents are saying their picking what I take. Problem is their going To die and I'm...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    If you tell me what to do,

    you better be ready for some sassy remarks.
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I hate being told what to do.

    Someone I live with likes to tell me how to eat. She is not my family. Even then I dont like it.
    themagijudal themagijudal
    26-30, F
    Feb 11, 2015

    I've taken a few art classes

    but I've hated every one of them. I hate being told what to draw and how to draw it .-. I'm more of an independent learner I guess
    KuroKitsune KuroKitsune
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    A "Real" Job

    I am going to graduate from college soon. In about two months to be exact. I've gotten asked "What are you going to do when you graduate?" "Do you have a job lined up yet?" "Are you scared?" "Now you have to go into the "real" world...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82
    3 Responses Oct 4, 2008

    It Depends On Who Is Doing the Telling

    I hate it when people how to tell me how to do my job.  That's probably # 1.  Second, would be my parents trying to tell me how to live my life...WTF, I'm an adult!  Other than that you can tell me what to do, I may or may not comply. 
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 12, 2007
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    I hate being told what to do

    when I'm being told to do something I have no interest in doing and will get very angry if told to do something I have no interest in doing. Like watching a documentary. I have no interest in documentaries and will get very angry when told to sit down and watch one with the...
    DasTres DasTres
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    Don't Ever Tell Me What to Do...or Prepare For Backlash

    ok I am a single mother, who NEVER gets to go out....so had this work christmas party, was good value....was with two friends from work, staying at one of their houses.  Leading up they are yeah we will go out.  Come the night and I got pretty blotto.  Went out...
    blue0202 blue0202
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    Yea.. I just put on my headphones

    and sing whenever my mom ask me to do something. I'm not this rude to anyone else but she's trying to control me. I hate it! 😩
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    I can't stand being told what to do.

    Apparently it's a part of life and I'm going to have problems with people in life if I don't do what people tell me to do. Their my problems; I don't need someone else telling me how things will be in my life.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 27, 2015

    I Will Do Things When I Choose To

    I absolutely hate being told what to do. Especially on things that has nothing to do with that person. This is mainly a build up of my childhood. Having to be told to do ridiculous things while I grew up has made me hate it with a passion. Like being told to 'drink water'...I...
    carmenello carmenello
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

    Especially When It's Someone Your Age...

    This may be my final story for the night, who knows... I'm just in a flustered mood haha. Back to the thing about the girl's in my life being annoying- yeah, one of the qualities that I truly cannot stand is when they tell me I'm doing something wrong. I've known this one girl...
    Elysiaaa Elysiaaa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    People Still Havent Learned After Wwii The Consequence Of Doing As Your Told

    If people have not learned by now, when you base your morality on doing what you are told just cause its what your expected to do, bad stuff always happens.  Small and large level.  Simple reason? When you do as you are told, you are letting others think for you.  And as we...
    ratburn ratburn
    Nov 29, 2011


    arg I hate it when my mum tells me what to do for eg: i have a dog and I'll walk him wen I'm ready but then my mum comes along and says "u need to walk ur dog " u kno how ANNOYING that is and she keeps saying it!! not being nasty or nothing but i did want a dog just not a big one...
    IntrovertedHuman IntrovertedHuman
    18-21, F
    Aug 19, 2009

    I'm a very outgoing person,

    and I do not like being controlled or contained to something I am not comfortable with
    ash5698 ash5698
    18-21, M
    Mar 21, 2014

    I Am Sorry But..

    I refuse to do as I am "told". I live my life according to my own rules and decisions. No one can brainwash me into doing **** that I really don't want to do. Throughout life I have had some people become frustrated with my way of thinking in this. They will beg me to do...
    meadowpeace meadowpeace
    22-25, F
    Aug 2, 2012

    ..by People Who Dont Own Me.

    its strange, when i am alone with my master i am happy to do anything and everything i am told to do... Or even when i dont want to do it, i still do because i know that the after effects will be great. However when another man or even a woman tells me to do somethin, any little...
    zyhia zyhia
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2011

    As a teacher, this is a big problem

    for finding work, many schools are lead by "educational experts" who have never been in a classroom but think they know better than you do. It really annoys the hell out of me when someone who doesn't know what they're talking about decides to tell me I'm doing something wrong...
    AAJames AAJames
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    yesterday my grandpa asked me what I wanna be

    when I grow up. I told him I wanna be an international dancer and a movie star.. then he was like "will that provide you and your family?" it's like he doesn't trust me that I can do what I do! then he started lecturing me about it WTF! this is my life! I wanna do something I...
    kittywolfeyes kittywolfeyes
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2014

    My Sister

    Now I love my sister more than anything in the world. I would die for her. But the one thing that gets on my nerves is when she orders me to do something. I don't mean like ordering me to take a plate back to the kitchen or something like that, no, I mean when she orders me to...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2009

    I know what's good for me

    and what's not. You can tell "Doing this might be a good option" , or "Is doing that worth it?" But if you say "You will not do this", things won't turn pretty. Plus, I have this habit of doing what I am told not to do the most.
    waterflame waterflame
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    Ill Do The Opposite

    Dont tell me what to do, especially when you dont have the authority to tell me. Also dont tell me i cant do something. It makes me want to do it anyway. Dont tell me i cant drink at senior week cuz im going to do it anyway. Im a smart girl and i know how to take care of myself...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 28, 2011

    I'm 21 and I feel like a kid

    when my dad tells me no I can't go here or there. Well then why did he buy me a car?. He would make me happy with material things which is not good. Basically he spoiled me as a little girl. Now that I'm older I feel like I lost respect for him.
    Aubree1 Aubree1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    If I'm asked, alright,

    I'll probably do it or at least consider what the person is asking of me. When someone tells me we're going to hang out or to go somewhere or do something, it's an automatic no-go. It seems they're taking away your freedom in a sense if you are ordered to obey. There's a nice...
    WindsomeFlurry WindsomeFlurry
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014
    deleted deleted
    Mar 16, 2014

    Do Not Tell Me What to Do Dad!!!

     i hate it when my parents tell me what to do like i have no common sense!!! I am not a f*cking idiot!!! My dad is the assistant coach in soccer so when the head coach isn't there, he tries to tell me how to play. i can't stand it when he tells me what to do!! I am way...
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2009

    If you wish to get on good terms with me,

    there is one important thing that you must remember. Never try and order me around or tell me what to do with my life. I don't care what or who you are, even if you're older than me, you don't have any authority over me because you don't own me. You cannot physically own...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Mar 17, 2014

    Ooooooooh Hell Yea

    This is my biggest pet peeve and I will snap if someone constantly nags at me... I know what my responsibilities are and most of the time I am damn good at going about doing them.. Sure I appreciate advice and criticism BUT in the end it's MY duties and I HATE when people...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Jul 16, 2010

    No Daughter You Cant Do That!

    Being told no is the most worst thing you could say... cuz I'm just going to do whatever i want lol
    Shaunagloden Shaunagloden
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2012


    I LOVE the pic of this group - **** you you ******* ****   But I may change this to '**** you you ******* fucktard'.   OK - all done :) 
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2009
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