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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!
lanalucy 22nd-Apr-2014 01:31 am (UTC)
Someone asked me not too long ago to describe her as if I were at a party and she wasn't in the room. I went through the things I would say to find her easily, and eventually she said, "You're just going to dance around this, aren't you?"

A few more questions revealed that she expected one of the first descriptors to be skin color/race, and I never mentioned it at all. As you say, it's just another fact. It's not relevant to the soul (that sounds kind of hokey, sorry) I'm getting to know. If it were purple skin or something, I might mention it, because hey, purple. lol

I really dislike that assumption - that any person who shows sexual interest in me should be rewarded for deigning to flatter the fatty. >:( Like there's nothing else about me that's interesting. Mrgh.
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