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  1. Introverted Thoughts says

    Pet lions ๐Ÿ˜‚ imagine that popping up in a regular conversation ๐Ÿ˜‚ This was quite the interesting write, it’s amazing how much people just assume and feel convinced they’re right. I think most of the assumptions aimed at me have been sort of right ๐Ÿ˜ and then there are “compliments” that have no base๐Ÿ˜‚
    Thanks for sharing! I so enjoyed reading this!

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol the worst thing is that the lion thing HAS come up in conversation a few times! It makes me giggle thinking just how little we know about other parts of the world.
      As for the compliments, take them! Even if they are inaccurate ๐Ÿ˜… itโ€™s better than them assuming the worst ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Happy Panda says

    The English colonized half the world – ofcourse we all talk English – maybe even more so than our other local languages. People assume this about Indians also and it annoys me so much because the underlying assumption is that knowing English makes you smarter.๐Ÿ™„

    Assumption about me that most people have when they see me is that I’m bitchy – but I’m so NOT bitchy – I’m just socially awkward, so I’ve mastered the Resting Bitch Face to avoid having awkward conversations. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha girl, the struggle is real! As for RBF, good on you for mastering it. Hopefully you wonโ€™t get creepers trying to get at you because you look too nice. ๐Ÿ˜…
      Tagged you! If you want to, please write a post about those annoying assumptions ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    Oh Shelly, I just about spit out my tea reading about your dancing.

    Itโ€™s funny that people assume you donโ€™t speak English. I would never have thought that.

    Hmm…assumptions people make about me? I will put my thinking cap on. Iโ€™m feeling a post about ageism and assumptions people make about boomers. Stay tuned…

  4. Shahrin says

    Whenever I read you โ€”I am always laughing๐Ÿ˜˜โ˜บ๏ธ
    Donโ€™t even start with โ€œYou speak English so wellโ€ โ€”I have been living in UK since I was 11 and I still get those comments from people โ€œwow โ€”you are doing wellโ€ I canโ€™t even๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

  5. vaniheart says

    ‘Pet lion’๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ its always funny for me that how we all live in a same world but how we all have seterotypical assumption for each other, ohhh Americans do this !!!! African where are your lions??? Indian hmmmm nahmahsaateeee ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Shelly DS says

      You had me in tears with the โ€œnahmahsateeeโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ itโ€™s so funny and so annoying at the same time ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

  6. Shandean | Millennial Wife + Mom says

    People assume quite a bit that I am… quiet. In all fairness, I am donโ€™t tend to speak much around peopleI donโ€™t know. But quiet? Looooool

    I also get high maintenance/boujie a lot which is weird to me. Iโ€™m no hippie of course. But I think boujie is a stretch.

  7. bosssybabe says

    People have the obvious assumptions about me, especially when I was younger… I’m pretty tall (5’9″) and every time I met someone new I’d get the same freaking question, so do you play any basketball!? **eyeroll**

  8. Bolaji Gelax says

    Hahahaaa… Don’t I just loveeeee this post!

    Well, I can’t swim without a tyre around my neck ๐Ÿ˜‚ and hey, I see why they might think you’re a “rich aunty”. You’ve got the vibe! ๐Ÿคฉ

    Thanks for tagging me. I look forward to penning down my stereotypes ๐Ÿฅณ

  9. Amethyst says

    That is some strange assumptions. I get the dance one because everyone assumes black people can dance, which make me feel self-conscious because I can’t dance either. ๐Ÿ˜… Seriously they assume you don’t speak English. Hmm. Lol, what an interesting turn of events, made the swim team and all. Love this post.

  10. vetty says

    Interesting! I look forward to posting something similar to this. Some misunderstandings just need to be cleared!


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