If there’s one thing that makes me laugh, smile or sometimes blow smoke out my ears, it’s hearing about the things people assume about me. I know those emotions range from good to bad, but it obviously depends on what they say. This usually happens when I meet someone for the first time. After a few friendly exchanges or hang-out sessions with mutual friends, they drop the bomb on me. They tell me what they first thought of me or assumed about me. Sometimes it’s based on how I look, how I talk or maybe my personality. Either way, they are always interesting and funny to me and I thought I would share.
I’m a ballerina
I assume people think this because I’m petite and have skinny legs that somehow appear “long” to people (seriously guys, I’m only 5’2″, I swear!), but multiple people in my life have asked me if I was a ballerina. And no, I didn’t have my hair in a bun when they asked this. It’s funny to me simply because I am far from a ballerina. I can’t touch my toes, I’m not all that graceful and I sure as hell couldn’t perform on stage in front of people without laughing. I think it would be awesome to do ballet, but it’s not something I would ever be good at. So I’ll just let people keep thinking that I am the Black Swan.
I’m a vegetarian
I have never been a vegetarian before. I enjoy eating meat and I’m pretty picky/allergic to certain foods, so having meat in my diet helps me keep my protein level up and helps me maintain my weight. I applaud people who are vegetarians- I have many friends who are, and my brother even dabbled in it for a few years, but it’s not just for me. But for some reason, people always assume I am a vegetarian. I’m not sure if this is because I’m skinny (not all vegetarians are skinny!), or because I don’t eat certain foods (I don’t like cheese and rarely eat it), but I get this a lot. Pass the chicken tenders, please.
I’m Irish. And part Hungarian apparently. I’m a light-skinned female with dark brown eyes and light, curly brown hair. There’s not much that’s “exotic” about my appearance at all, but for some reason people always ask me what my ethnicity is and tell me I look exotic. HA! When I think of exotic, I think of a woman who has tan skin, blue eyes and dark hair. Which is the opposite of me. I take this assumption as a compliment though, since exotic usually is a positive term. And it’s a lot better than being told I have “an interesting look”, which I got from a complete stranger who afterwords gave out palm readings. Um, what?
What are some weird or funny things people have assumed about you? Or what funny or weird things have you assumed about me? I’ll tell you if they are true or not 🙂