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I Hate When People Talk to Me Like Im Stupid

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    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Get really frustrated with internet commentary

    lacking proper grammar. Especially from really preachy people!!
    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F Oct 4

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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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    apwnn apwnn 18-21, T 3 Responses Mar 19

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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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    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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    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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    You want any easy way to upset me?

    This is my weakness.. getting angry with people who make me feel stupid and practically insult my wisdom.
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 10

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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 Jul 26

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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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    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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    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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    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's actually my biggest pet peeve.

    Ugh and it sucks because sometimes I read people wrong and freak out but realize they didn't mean anything by it and then I apologize a thousand times and they say "it's ok, you didn't know" and boom. Cycle
    BGwannabe BGwannabe 18-21, M Nov 11

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    I feel thorn between annoyance

    and amusement when that happens. Usually because the people who try to get away with it are quite ignorant and have no idea of how educated I am.
    Sybilla89 Sybilla89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    A hacking bimbo criminal

    who hates to **** for years ..now she likes it all of a sudden Brenda here's fat pig ..
    meeeeeletsgo meeeeeletsgo 51-55, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I never like to be talked down to.

    I'm not a child, and I'm most definitely not dense. Just because I'm quiet doesn't mean I don't understand, I'm just observing and taking everything in carefully.
    faithisadino faithisadino 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 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 Mar 11

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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 May 30

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    whatisthat5152 whatisthat5152 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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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...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses May 30

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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 18-21, M 1 Response May 30

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    Moose and her hot looking girlfriend Are

    done Haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa
    letsgo223 letsgo223 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Anti gay lady hates gays says we need help.

    Put her settings on private does want to understand she needs help.
    skyboy4545 skyboy4545 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 13

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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 music teacher did it to me on my first day

    in there. He went up to me while I was sitting with my guitar and said do you even know how to play that. As if I was just with it to look cool and I had been learning since I was 8
    natashaharuno natashaharuno 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Undisclose tracked ..

    ...all hearted and other responses are tracked We need too if it's Dan and louie
    letsgo2234 letsgo2234 51-55, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mother in law does

    that with everyone. She thinks she has all the answers based on age alone, but a large base of experience a wise person does not make. Hers is the most dysfunctional life. Even my husband looks at her sometimes like, What are you talking about?
    melhgriff melhgriff 26-30, F Nov 11

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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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    letsgo2234 letsgo2234 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 1 Response Jul 24

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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 36-40, F Mar 10

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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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    File in....grazie Feed them.

    ........get more Haaaaaaaaahaaaaaa
    feedus52 feedus52 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Jul 24

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    I'm not ****** stupid okay?

    ! I don't need your sentences to dumbed down. Speak to me like you would anyone else not like you're speaking to a 5 year old
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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

    even knw how to treat Women :(
    Riyachhetri Riyachhetri 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    I hate when a person talks really loud on the phone and they have no reason to. a they have no problem hearing and neither does the person they are talking to. If the person is...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 11

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    I hate when a person talks really loud on the phone and they have no reason to. a they have no problem hearing and neither does the person they are talking to. If the person is...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 11

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    I mean nobody wants to hear the conversation and I also hate loud ringtones. Talk to people without being loud.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Nov 7

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    I usually go to a low down voice when I'm talking on the phone. As if I'm making a drug deal or something.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I mean good grief! They can hear you just fine in your normal voice. They probably have to turn the volume down so you're not blasting their eardrum out. Ha! Ironically, my dad's...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    My mom always yells on the phone because, in her line of work, she is always trying to accommodate old people who can't hear bat ****. Sometimes I want to punch her, but I never do...
    pagsley pagsley 16-17, F Nov 9

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    That's my mom and I'm guessing she's the one who made me sick or she gave me a headache bcuz of talking so loud on her phone
    Gjotafi Gjotafi 13-15, F 1 Response