What's something about yourself that people often ask lots of questions about?

United States
June 25, 2008 9:08pm CST
What is something about yourself that you are often asked a lot of questions about? How does the frequent questioning make you feel?
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@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
26 Jun 08
What nationality are you? I get that often. It gets annoying because they want details and it feels as if they are scrutinizing. Like they want to know if I am anything they might be prejudice against. I got a call from a housewife that wanted some painting and artwork done so I set the appointment and went. My company name is French. When we got to the last room she wanted work done in, she decided to say: Are you French? I said 1 quarter. She said: Well, what else are you? She was acting so ignorant that I replied: Is this required to get the job? She was slightly embarrassed and hired me.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
Good for you!! I would have been far more concerned about the quality of your work than your nationality! I might have asked to see pictures of some of your previous work, but could care less about your nationality. Geeze.
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@GardenGerty (100345)
• United States
26 Jun 08
"Are you mad?" which tells me that I have a grouchy or at least serious face most of the time. My daughter gets the same question. I do not know how she feels but sometimes I feel I must look like an ogre, or something. I do not feel good about it at all. The other one is "What are you doing?" which is what I get at my new independent contracting job. A lot. I just feel annoyed, because I want to get the work done, and go home, and it is not real easy for everyone to understand why and what I am doing.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Well I get alot of questions about my modeling and my son who has autism. I dont mind answering question i just hate those who say they feel sorry for me with regards to my son. He is a sweet and lovable kid.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Lol, there's lots hahaha. But, here's one that really drives me nuts! I have had raynauds for years. In the summer, my legs will turn purple (like I've been stomping grapes) and mottled like a road map if I even have a slight breeze hit them. I might be hot and have on a skirt, or shorts, and make a quick trip into the grocery for something, and just that short time in air conditioning will make them turn 'odd looking.' I've actually had complete strangers come up to me and go 'God, what IS the matter with your legs?!" Anymore I figure if they've got nerve enough to comment, then I've got nerve enough to give them a little education on raynauds. The one time that was really strange was when I was in the hospital for a radiation treatment, and this one nurse said "What on earth is wrong with your legs, I've never seen anything so horrible looking!" Now, please understand I have a lot of nice comments on how great my legs look....right up until they get chilled lol. It makes me feel like I'm some kind of freak or something because it's not something I have any control over. So, unless I'm at home, I wear jeans or slacks lol. (Of course then I get questions why my feet are purple hahaha) Like I said, I take it as an opportunity to somewhat educate those who are bold enough to ask. People sure ask a lot of questions about it though!
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• United States
26 Jun 08
People can be sooo ignorant and insensitive.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
It is horrible for ANYONE to say, "....I've never seen anything so horrible looking.." but for a NURSE to say this makes my blood boil! Nurses are trained to be cautious of what they say! To say something so insensitive is certainly a slam to our profession!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
26 Jun 08
wrdsofwisdm....amen to that lol. crazynurse...I'll have to admit it made my blood boil at the time too. It would have been one thing if I was in a cubicle, or an exam room, but I was at the nurses station and there was a huge audience (and of course everybody's eyes swung to check out my legs!) She was a younger nurse, so hopefully one of the other nurses clued her in to how rude that was once I left. I laugh about it now, but boy, was I crushed then lol.
@zer0charly (5618)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
if I know the person, and we often see each other, they've always asked me about my situation. I always feel that they are concern about me, and it's a different kind of feeling that they are interested to know about my situation. If I don't know the person, they frequently ask for my name, on where do I live, and If I do have a cellphone number. It kinda pisses me off. I don't talk to strangers, and sometimes the ways they ask me, it feels like the want to stalk, or they are feeling close to me.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
26 Jun 08
CrazyNurse, You must stay awake nights thinking this stuff up. LOL Nobody ever asks questions about me except my Doctor and I have to pay him to ask. LOL
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I'm legally deaf so I get asked, do you read lips? How did it happen? The answer is yes and I was born this way however it has gotten worse over time. The other one is, having lupus, why can't you get in the sun? What is lupus? They don't make me feel bad at all for I welcome the questions if they're genuinly asked but if they're asked on a just because basis then it iritates me.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
2 Jul 08
90% of the strangers I meet ask me "I think that I have seen you somewhere.Can you tell me where?" I don't know how to react to this.
@MsTickle (24978)
• Australia
2 Jul 08
I often get asked what made me move to where I live...it's a small village with a pub, a cafe and a Post Office and a cop shop. If you think about it, my whole life brought me to where I am today...what brought me here is quite complicated and my business. I give them the easily accepted version and people are happy.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
27 Jun 08
hi crazynurse. I am frequently asked about my nickname. I don't mean about jazgottt, because I use this nikcname only online. But my friends call me "skin", while I have thick, long hair. There is no explanation to this nickname. While studies, my roommates from dormitories called me skin and I was not skin that time. It was funny and friends liked to call me skin and that's all. But whenever new person hears that they callme skin, I am asked about the reason. Was I skin in the past? etc. I am bored when I hear that question, because there is no interesting stroy behind my nickname. Have a nice day, jazgottt.
• United States
26 Jun 08
Definitely my Scottish accent and I do not mind the questions but I think I sound American when I call my family they call be the "Yank" and say I sound American....? Strange!