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I Hate When People Talk to Me Like Im Stupid

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    It's insane how people confuse my humbleness

    for being stupid. Just cus I bite my tongue doesn't mean I'm blind to ur ignorance.
    Preciado12 Preciado12 31-35, F Mar 10

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    I'm Not Stupid, Your Just A Dumba$$.

    Everybody is different with different level's of understanding. Because you do somthing everyday with the job you hold you have a good understanding of the task. That does not mean that I do. I am not stupid just because you want to give me a fast version and want to make it look...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Apr 1, 2012

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    my dad always talks to me like im stupid.

    its so annoying he makes me so mad and i have to live with him. he thinks he gives me everything he thinks he gives me the world but he hardly ever does. he thinks i ask for to much but i hardly ever go out and ask him for money. hes always so mean and rude to me i hate it and...
    leilanitgod leilanitgod 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    To be honest, I probably know more about

    whatever they think they're educating me in than they do...
    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle 18-21, M Feb 11

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    Don't let my looks fool you okay!

    So I went to the store and I was looking for the fruit section because I've never been to this store and I was looking for some last minute shopping. And this store clerk asked me if I needed any help so I told him that I was looking for bananas. I noticed that he looked at me...
    Leilani19 Leilani19 18-21, F Jan 2

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    That is what I replied with

    but seriously guys suicide is so wrong and parents don't want to listen I tried helping. That's what it ended with. Please listen guys
    Sunshine150 Sunshine150 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Talk to me like I am stupid

    and I will turn it around on you. You will not get the best of me, that is so rude and uncalled for to talk to me like I am stupid. Maybe your the stupid one talking to people like that, and they wonder why they get the wrong or bad responses from people, watch how you talk to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    If People Call Me I'm The Stupid

    If people call me I'm the stupid then I will f*** them up into death !!!
    jacker34 jacker34 18-21 Jan 11, 2013

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    Idk if this counts but,

    if you're not my "Daddy," then do NOT call me sweetie or hun. You don't get to do that! I don't like it because it can sound condescending coming from the wrong person. Or like you're one of those annoying moms who likes to pinch cheeks and hug everyone.. Ugh.
    KylieWylie KylieWylie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    * and That Includes Me *

    ~ Shane did that a LOT. I never really noticed until the last 6 months or so, but he never took anything I suggested or said into consideration. See, he has a college education......... I don't even have a high school diploma. Now, I have to be so careful to catch myself because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    And...im Not Stupid!

    many people do because im pretty young (19) and a girl....im a lot smarter than you think so shut up and talk to me like you would to a 35 year old guy. Pretty different huh? jeeez.
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    GRRRR Vent Vent!!

    I absalutly hate it, i just want to punch the mother ******* who do it in face, kick them in the gooch, cut their eyeballs and vomit on their face. one guy at work does it to me all the time, making out like i dont know anything. He can go **** himself. nd now other people have...
    nobodyknowswho nobodyknowswho 18-21, M Mar 15, 2009

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    My friends do it all the time it's annoying like

    for Fancy when iggy said iggy ti biggiy (something like that) I asked is that her last name they are like no its azelea don't u no anything I'm just like I just moved here to a place filled with black people (not racist) so I don't listen to music like that
    justplainawkward justplainawkward 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm not a toddler so don't speak to me

    as if I am. That's just pure disrespect and I will not allow anyone to disrespect me under any circumstance.
    JerseyRoyaltyx0 JerseyRoyaltyx0 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    A Recipe For Frustration!

    Condescension tends to short-circuit my patience genes because it is fundamentally disrespectful.I realize nobody knows it all,but how hard can it be to make allowances for somebody who doesn't have your precise mix of education,training and life experience?Or who doesn't belong...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    What I Did ..

    I talk way too stupid back :P .. So that they would shut up and believe they were right ... In fact, knowledge speaks while wisdom listens .. Just so you know ... 
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    It annoys the crap out of me they talk like I

    have no idea what I'm doing... when I do
    ZaharaRlove ZaharaRlove 16-17, F 1 Response May 30

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    But In Their Defense

    I often seem like I am stupid with the blank stares, the mixed up words when I speak, the way I contradict myself in the same sentence....man, I must seem mental....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21, 2010

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    drive me nuts. worse one I had

    for this . I was in training fro a met life dental over view phone rep. we tell people about the plans that it no in rolling or anything. so it the 1st day of it. we can dress how ever we like. so I am in all black,slacks, full nude betty page shirt, got my mohawk standing...
    chat68chat chat68chat 31-35, M Jan 24

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    WHO ARE YOU KIDDING "ANGEL"?

    really, it is one of those weekends where I am battling the so called "otherkin" or better worded those suffering from extreme "special snowflake" repercussions ... oh me gawd.... one of them deleted my comments after I TOLD what a hypocrite she is, and not only that but how...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Mar 15

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    I'm Southern. I have a very thick accent at

    times. When non-southerners hear this, they automatically assume I'm a backwoods, idgit. They actually speak slower like I may not understand them. It's obnoxious. Usually I wait for their insulting speech to end and then I come back at them like an auctioneer. I finish with...
    Devinamaria Devinamaria 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I hate adults that treat me like a child.

    Sure I am a teen but I am not stupid to know right from wrong or what I am doing.
    sadbutrad sadbutrad 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Pple out there are F******* stupid They don't

    even knw how to treat Women :(
    Riyachhetri Riyachhetri 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm Not As Dumb As You Look!

    Mensa may not be knocking down my door but come on!   I'm not a complete moron!   A prime example..       I went into a clothing store and asked if they had Nehru jackets (don't judge, it was the 90s)  The woman looked at me...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    I don't mind being genuinely educated

    and enlighten, just don't be a condescending jerk about it.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 7

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    Stupid? Me? Only When I Choose To Be... Do You Feel Lucky Punk?

    Two things that really bug me:I work in a hi tech digital and creative area and I know my stuff but when I talk to most guys outside of my work they spend way too much time trying to seem like they invented the computer or something, as if I'm interested to glean a tiny fraction...
    Anizia Anizia 36-40 3 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    Repeatedly

    my mom's always talking to me like i'm a fool. she's saying things repeatedly.   i'll pout my lips and she'll stop
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2010

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    fighting for beliefs based on lies.

    ... so some new ager on this site wants to tell me how she became enlightened and how that entitles her to fight for her fraudulent beliefs........... but when I FIGHT for the TRUTH then YOU ARE SEEMINGLY NOT FIGHTING FOR YOUR BELIEFS ANY MORE...or according to the new age cult...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Mar 15

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    Doctors!

    I have encountered several doctors in my lifetime who have treated me like I am a complete idiot.  I don't pretend to have their knowledge, but being a mom, I have seen plenty and know what is normal or not for my children. When my son was a baby, he broke out in hives the...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    enlightened? bull darling!

    !! so I tell a new age troll on here that the old and new testament are equally full of shizzness and the BIBLE is nothing but lies... she responds with: yes, but that is why we have come so far..without pain and suffering, we wouldn't have fought for what we believe in and...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Mar 15

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    Especially when they're explaining something to

    me and don't give me enough information. No, I don't understand. I'm not a ******* mind reader!
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Like...the person is the one not understanding

    and keep contradicting you...like you are crazy.Hello? Listen to what am I saying do not just treat me like I am stupid because you are not the one getting what I am saying,like asking what time is it? Oh yeah it's very sunny today.Time? Sun's up... Duh lol
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Lack Of Common Knowledge...?

     Last week, I got suspended for disrespecting a teacher who has no form of logic what-so-ever. I got sent down to the principals office and from that point on, they all treated me as if I were very slow. They used small words, and phrases to tell me what I did wrong. I...
    Chromophobia Chromophobia 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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    Love this group name.

    My jerks are successes or were. They hear disabled and shun me or try teaching me. When i prove they cant they bark. They say my life is mine to grow. Me says heart attacks on psych med and they say so what. Me laughs and educates them then watches as they go...
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 Responses May 30

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    I find it difficult to keep my temper

    when this happens. What I've noticed is 9 times out of 10, the person talking to me this way talks that way to almost everyone. That makes it a bit easier for me to not take it personally. I still hate it. I belong to a club where this girl talks to me as if I'm an idiot. I...
    Sunburst Sunburst 22-25 3 days ago

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    Omfg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I cannot stand it. Especially when people older then me talk to me like I have no idea.I am NOT ******* STUPID, I am smarter then you think dumbass. Stop trying to blow up your own ego by trying to belittle me, and talk to me like a person, FARRRRRRRRRRRK:)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 18 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Or when they talk to me like I'm a really small

    child. I'm almost 14 and I'm 4'6" there are 10 yearolds that are as big as I am. People who don't know me see me and think I'm either really young or unintelligent.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response May 30

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    apwnn apwnn 16-17, T 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I passed AFM with a B,

    almost an A, and nearly half of the class was seniors. Don't think that I'm stupid, the seniors asked me for help with their math problems. Some people are just ignorant and needs to shut to hell up.
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M 1 Response May 30

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    My Boss Does This!

    I hate when she'll(I call her Fatty Patty) ask me if I get what she's trying to tell me and, when I'm about to explain to her a part of what she says that I don't quite understand, she talks really slow and makes gestures to me as I'm really that slow. I understand what she said...
    angey1227 angey1227 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    bcuz i'm not that stupid

    so i've never do the same as them.
    qazmlp47 qazmlp47 18-21, F Feb 13

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    It's happened to me so many times in all my

    years. I just absolutely hate it when people talk to like I'm uneducated, stupid, or even sound like I'm mixing up words in my sentence, when it's really them who are possibly all that, and who also mix up my words just to bust my chops and put words into my mouth. If people are...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My Childhood Memories

    When I was in school everyone wasn't respectful and they kept on saying I'm stupid because every time I talk to them I would like fake a childish accent so that they would enjoy every word I say, that time my accent is really childish but my attitude was not as childish as them...
    Sharlita Sharlita 18-21, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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