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Old 11-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
 
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I have very dark lips (pale skin). Many people have admired this because I they say I don't need lipstick but one cosmetic sales associate announced the following:

"You must have had a serious infection when you were a kid. The blood didn't reach your brain and pooled in your lips."

I thought it was pretty funny.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
 
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"You're putting on weight"

"Have some more pie"

Said within a few minutes at a family dinner one year.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
 
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I am Italian and do look Mediterranean. I have darker pigmented skin around my eyes, and I have bags under my eyes, especially when I smile, and have since I was a baby.

A woman I worked with when I was 16 said 'you should stop scrubbing your eyes with a washcloth. You're damaging the skin there.'

She also told me that I needed to blend my makeup better BC I had a foundation line on my jaw - to which I replied 'Im not wearing foundation'.

She had issues.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
 
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A bartender once told me, "that's a pretty bold lipstick for a Sunday." I was wearing clear lipgloss. Jerk!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
 
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You look like you don't feel good. Maybe you should wear some makeup to at least make it look like you feel good.

Yeah, I felt fabulous that day and my hair AND makeup were already done.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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I have a juicy bum and no hips so I avoid clothes that accentuate this. I am also short waisted.

I was trying on a tighter fitting dress and one of my coworkers commented that she 'never knew I had such short legs' I said 'I don't' she then proceeded to argue with me. I had to explain to her that no those weren't my hips those were my thighs, my FEMURS. my legs continued on past that. Being a nurse you'd think she'd understand but she still tried to argue with me. smh
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
 
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I used to wear my hair really short, and got haircuts every 4-5 weeks. I went in for a trim a couple weeks after I had a baby, and the stylist, who presumably knew me well by then, asked me if I had had the baby yet. I had been feeling pretty slim, but I guess I still looked pregnant. I stopped going to her.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #8
 
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I have dark lips as well, more of a 'wine' color, if you think of lipstick. I have had some pretty stupid or funny comments made about that. As I was playing a harmonica one night a very intoxicated guy kept saying, "They just get darker and darker. I've never seen anything like it."

I was born with my hip bones turned in. I am not sure if it happened during birth or... Because of this my feet turned in, one more so than the other. I had the options of wearing leg braces, or having a surgery that would leave me in a body cast for a year. I took ballet instead, in second grade, and trained myself to turn my feet out. It took awhile and before-during this time I was told to "stop trying to get sympathy" or "stop faking it" by several girls in my class.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #9
 
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I know your title says not hair, but I have to share this one!

I recently cut 2" off my hair. Not a lot, but just enough that I can't put it into a ponytail (anymore - my old stand by).

I walked in to the grocery store this morning, and a male acquaintance looked at me and said, "I am appalled by this new perm that you have!" It was awkward explaining to him that my hair grows out of my scalp naturally like this.

He's a dumb, goofy dude, but it made me feel bad

A little more on topic, I always get the side eye when someone asks if I'm wearing lipstick or false eyelashes and I tell them no.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
 
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I have big, muscular calves and sometimes get the "Oh, you're really skrong" type of comments from other women about them. I find something about them to backhand compliment. Good times!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #11
 
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"Why do you wear so much black? Is it because it's slimming?"

...Asked by a cab driver. I don't think I tipped him that day.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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"You look miserable."

Nope. That's just what my face looks like. I refuse to walk around all day forcing myself to grin just so you feel comfortable around me. Sorry.

"You and your family all have big, crazy eyes! That's how I know you're all related!"

Er, thanks? I happen to LIKE my eyes. I happen to like ALL OF OUR eyes, actually!

A dental hygienist told me a few months ago... "WOW! YOU'VE GOT TEETH ALL THE WAY BACK TO YOUR EARS!"

I guess it wasn't a comment about my appearance, exactly, but it still annoyed me. Yeah, I pretty much do. Is that a problem? I guess that means job security for you, amirite?! I've got a huge mouth, so I don't know how you could expect any less when you saw me!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #13
 
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^^^LOL...That makes me think of my late SIL. She had a great smile and perfect, pearly white teeth. My husband used to say she had 64 teeth...
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My step dad's told me I look like a ant. I have huge,bug eyes. I guess they based the ants in ant bully of me. There's this one ant that he insists head is shaped the same way as mine.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #15
 
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What about someone telling me for a second time "when are you going to relax your hair" because i now choose to let it grow natural. I have 4a hair and she can't understand (although she is black like me) why I no longer want relaxed hair. I told her "what about you, why do you always tie your hair into a ponytail even right after coming out of hair salon?".
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:01 PM   #16
 
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My friend reminded me tonight of this guy who recently told me, "Hey girl, you're on your way to skinny. Keep up the good work." Erm, no, dill weed. I'm not losing any weight and don't intend to.

I love when people tell me my legs are too pale to wear shorts/skirts. Nobody is forcing you to look at my legs.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:09 PM   #17
 
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I'm not a thin girl and never have been. About 2 blocks away (maybe 1/2 mile?) there is a dive fast food place with the best shakes. Like 24 (maybe 16) oz. With 3-4 inches of shake standing above it. It is pure heaven.

My cousin wanted one and I walked with her up there. Normally we would drive (yeah, yeah), but parking was and is a beast there.

Walking home, some douche hollered out the window of his jeep. "Keep walking! Maybe it'll actually do you some good!"

Well, I might be a fat girl, but at the time I was a relatively healthy and fit fat girl...and I had in my hand a bottle of water. Not the ginormous shake my thin cousin was toting!

Another, my favorite: "Why do you walk like that?"
Me: "Walk like what? I'm walking the same way I always do..."
Them: "You swing your hips like a hooker working a line."

Uh...I don't know exactly what that is, but I can guess. And here's a clue, dumbass, when girls wear high heels, in general, their hips tend to swing. When girls wear high heels and are in a hurry, their hips tend to swing more.

I also got the comment about my legs being too pale to wear shorts, skirts, etc. I tell them I'd look a damn fool to have a face the color of porcelain and legs the color of Orange resulting from self tanner (and only if he wanted to purchase it for me because he found it sooo offensive in the first place). He shut up after that.

I have also been known to tell men the reason the tie was invented was for women to strangle them with them when they make stupid ass remarks.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:14 AM   #18
 
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I have very dark lips (pale skin). Many people have admired this because I they say I don't need lipstick but one cosmetic sales associate announced the following:

"You must have had a serious infection when you were a kid. The blood didn't reach your brain and pooled in your lips."

I thought it was pretty funny.

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I'm sorry, what??

When I was overweight one of my moms friends said "oh you're so pretty! Your face alone - you don't have to worry".

I'm thinking - worry about what? Being FAT!?

Mind you, this was the first time I met her - she had some nerve to assume I was concerned about my weight at all (although I was).
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:28 AM   #19
 
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I'm nearly six feet tall and that isn't very normal here in calcutta india. Ever since fifteen I have had whispers and snarky comments behind my back.. And since I'm a bit on the heavier side, I have also been called a giantess (mostly by jealous boys who would never reach my height ) I not only learnt to live with it, I'm actually quite proud of my body .yes people still whisper behind my back but they aren't worth worrying about. The only people who pull my leg nowadays are my closest friends.

I still have loads of people telling me that i'd make a good modelling career " if only you were a bit thinner" . Jeez.. If I were really that interested don't you think I would have tried?

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:40 AM   #20
 
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I was in a meeting with like 10 other people, a male coworkerr, and our manager. We're starting the meeting and male coworker interrupts himself mid-sentence and says, "Curlyarca, you look really nice today." Everyone laughed it off, but our manager had a WTF look on her face. I didn't know what to say except thank you, and male coworker picked up where he left off.

Yes, male coworker is inappropriate on a regular basis.
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