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Old 05-11-2017, 10:52 PM   #101
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Oh god, that question. I only tend to get it from co-workers, usually fellow women, who I guess just want to get to know me, but at this age they tend to react a little surprised that I don't and not married. *cringe*

Hey, life doesn't always happen the way you wanted or hoped and I'm not the 'settling' type, so things are what they are right now. But I ain't dead yet, so...


Last time I heard that question was from one of our new team leads. Fortunately she didn't react much to it, but suggested that well, there's always adoption and talked about her own plans to adopt at least one someday. (Seems she's adopted herself.) Though while that is all well and good, I'm just not much of the maternal type and not sure I could connect well enough with an adopted child (nor do I have the best 'attachment' with others myself)...and if I couldn't, I wouldn't want a kid to have go through life lacking in that department. Not that I'm in any financial or life position to take on that challenge anyhow.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:19 PM   #102
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For some reason, I have hardly ever been asked "are you getting married/having kids/blah blah blah". And if I have, I've forgotten it.
And I think among family, I have discussed wanting kids, but naturally having to put that aside for a while.


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I've spent the last half year working at Kohls in the children's department, which is right next to the bathroom, at the back of the store. My most commonly asked question, besides "where's customer service?" (at the front of the store), is "where's the bathroom?". The bathroom that is right behind them where they should have been able to see the sign that it was there.

Same with looking for the price checker with my department. Granted, that one has a gray sign and is a little hard to identify. And hiding.

Thus, I vow never to ask a retail worker "where is the bathroom?" unless it is completely and entirely lost to me. Like a hardware store. I can never find them in hardware stores...
Wow, I really joined when I was still working at Kohls? It seems so long ago now...and I have now had to ask people where bathrooms are...
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:32 PM   #103
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"How was work today?"

I've been busy trying to forget it, not relive it.
I wish I could have thought of the same response when my mother would ask me how school is.

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"Hi, do you work here?"
Ugh. That question is the bane of my existence. It really isn't that hard to determine whether or not a person works at a place. The ones who do tend to wear uniforms, or at least a name tag. So just look for a name tag instead, before asking me "do you work here?". If you see one, then you can feel free to ask for their help. If you don't, move the hell on and find someone else who does.



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Do you have kids? As if its their business whether I have procreated or not. Seriously why would someone care if I have kids?
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Oh god, that question. I only tend to get it from co-workers, usually fellow women, who I guess just want to get to know me, but at this age they tend to react a little surprised that I don't and not married. *cringe*

Hey, life doesn't always happen the way you wanted or hoped and I'm not the 'settling' type, so things are what they are right now. But I ain't dead yet, so...


Last time I heard that question was from one of our new team leads. Fortunately she didn't react much to it, but suggested that well, there's always adoption and talked about her own plans to adopt at least one someday. (Seems she's adopted herself.) Though while that is all well and good, I'm just not much of the maternal type and not sure I could connect well enough with an adopted child (nor do I have the best 'attachment' with others myself)...and if I couldn't, I wouldn't want a kid to have go through life lacking in that department. Not that I'm in any financial or life position to take on that challenge anyhow.
I'm a guy, and at a place I used to work, I used to get pestered by female co-workers about having kids, and they'd tell me I need to have kids. Well first, I'd have to find a woman brave enough to help me make that happen. One of them told me I should have already been married with kids by then, and I was in my early 30s at the time.

For the record, I'm no longer interested in having kids. Where I worked at the time just shot any desire to have any kids to hell. It was a health center by the way. Sometime before that, I worked at a department store.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:23 PM   #104
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Why are you so sharply dressed?
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:43 AM   #105
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I get that all the time. People think Im going for parties when in reality, I stay home most of the time but still like to dress nicely.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:49 AM   #106
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omg asl. That brings back memories. The very first time someone ever asked me that, I was like 7 and I thought they were asking so they could kidnap me or something and I blocked them immediately for asking it lmfao
Did you parents monitor what you were doing on the Internet at that age?
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #107
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Did you parents monitor what you were doing on the Internet at that age?
No lmao

They'd ask what I did when I was done and I told them about it though
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:41 PM   #108
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I get that all the time from old ladies at the craft store. You've never seen a man in the scrapbooking isle before? I need fancy paper; I don't know where the bobbins are.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:52 AM   #109
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I had a guy in high school, that for some reason, keep pestering me, trying to find out what my middle name was. That went on for several weeks.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:40 PM   #110
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I had a guy in high school, that for some reason, keep pestering me, trying to find out what my middle name was. That went on for several weeks.
I don't think anyone's ever done this to me about my middle name, but all throughout school people would find some question to ask me that I didn't want to answer and they'd just keep asking it and asking it and asking it.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:14 PM   #111
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I don't think anyone's ever done this to me about my middle name, but all throughout school people would find some question to ask me that I didn't want to answer and they'd just keep asking it and asking it and asking it.
I sort of experienced that. When I was 14, I showered after PE classes a few times, since we were doing muddy sports such as football/rugby. There was an annoying guy that kept making comments about my lack of body hair. I think he generally just disliked me and was just looking for any excuse to make rude comments.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:13 AM   #112
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I've been asked if I was a dwarf because of being short. No, I would have to be even shorter to classify as that size.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:02 AM   #113
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The guy that does the Domics animations has a video about that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9OeMAc9oE
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:14 AM   #114
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I don't think anyone's ever done this to me about my middle name, but all throughout school people would find some question to ask me that I didn't want to answer and they'd just keep asking it and asking it and asking it.
I'd get that too. One was whether or not I was a virgin. The question always seemed so random, and sort of insulting because I figured I knew what they were trying to insinuate.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:49 AM   #115
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I'd get that too. One was whether or not I was a virgin. The question always seemed so random, and sort of insulting because I figured I knew what they were trying to insinuate.
I never got asked that, fortunately. Someone in year 10 once asked if I masturbated. That's about the extent of the sexual questions that I ever encountered in high school.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:32 PM   #116
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Me: "I don't smoke weed."

Them: "Oh so you're against it?"

No, idiots. Just because I don't partake in something doesn't mean I'm against other people doing it. Not everything is about being pro or against something, for God's sake. I simply don't find smoking pot interesting.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:38 PM   #117
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I'd get that too. One was whether or not I was a virgin. The question always seemed so random, and sort of insulting because I figured I knew what they were trying to insinuate.
Oh man I got that one too before I even knew what the word meant, so when I understandably responded with "I don't know what that means" everyone thought it was funny.
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Oh man I got that one too before I even knew what the word meant, so when I understandably responded with "I don't know what that means" everyone thought it was funny.
Were people attempting to make you feel guilty about it and trying to pressure you into having sex?
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:19 PM   #119
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Were people attempting to make you feel guilty about it and trying to pressure you into having sex?
No, they just wanted to ask me a question I didn't know the meaning of. I was in middle school at the time. I didn't have any interest in that ****.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:19 PM   #120
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Me: "I don't smoke weed."

Them: "Oh so you're against it?"

No, idiots. Just because I don't partake in something doesn't mean I'm against other people doing it. Not everything is about being pro or against something, for God's sake. I simply don't find smoking pot interesting.

Don't feel bad. I get the same response when I give that answer if it comes up. In my case, when they ask if I'm against it I say "no, I'm ALLERGIC!!" and they give me this dumbfounded look as if they never even imagined that was even POSSIBLE! Like they never thought someone might actually have a legitimate physical/medical reason for avoiding it??!! Blows their minds every time.
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