10:58 am - 04/21/2014

MMMMonday! Personal assumptions.



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Today, in the spirit of (and inspired by) Shakesville's questions of the day: What are some erroneous assumptions people make about you? Why do you think the assumptions are made? Do they bother you? Are those assumptions ever an asset? We'd just like to get some discussion going in comments, so if you're moved to, hop on in!
shalimar_98 22nd-Apr-2014 01:17 am (UTC)
Something abouty expression makes it so I get the "sweet and innocent" thing regularly. So much so that for a girls night (was our tradition for birthdays to get smart ass pins) they handed me the "I only LOOK sweet and innocent" pin.

Was interesting when I started working in a factory as the guys tiptoed around me for weeks because I'm female and read as sweet/innocent. Luckily they got past that and started treating me more as a person. Or in a few cases "like one of the guys."

They still try to shock me but nowadays I'm pretty unflappable so that severely lessens their amusement.
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