6 Six Things You Should Never Say To Me
by Andrea Watson | October 22, 2020
Hello lovelies! I just read a great post about the 5 things you should never say to a woman. I disagreed with most of them. Of course, I had to take it upon myself to make my own list. I present to you 6 things you should never say to this woman, no matter who you are or what your gender identity is. I mean, I’ll forgive you if I do, except perhaps if you say #6. But still these things will mostly confuse and anger me if uttered in my general direction. So let’s just start and see what you think and if you agree!
One: Are you sure you should be doing that?
First of all, yes. I am sure. If I deem myself capable of doing something and have made the decision to continue, then yes, obviously I am sure I should be doing it. That’s not to say I never make bad decisions, but I have a pretty strong sense of self-efficacy and I am pretty independent (unless it comes to #2). So quit questioning my judgement and brain power and leave me alone. I am not some delicate flower! I am woman, hear me roar and stuff!
Two: Will you open this for me?
Okay, so no. Unless you’re my kid, you can back right off and even then I will probably have trouble. You see, I have inexplicably weak hands and I can’t even open my own Gatorade. It wasn’t always this way. In fact, I used to be a really strong girl and this weakness hurts my pride. So nope, I will not open that for you, but will you open my Gatorade for me? Please, I seriously can’t do it.
Three: You really want to eat that?
Yeah. I really do. Unless I’m blindly eating hot dogs, fish, or snails, then I’m pretty sure I have thought this through. Especially since I log everything I eat every day. I’m not doing it by mistake. I don’t care about how many carbs it has in it, or how much fat-if I have accounted for it then I know I am set and i don’t need your opinion, thank you. I don’t do mindless eating. I’m fine.
Four: Thanks, hun, now let me show you how to do it right.
This usually comes right before the mansplaining. Look, I may have made a big mistake and done it wrong, but you don’t have to patronize me. Laugh with me about it instead. Or cry about it, I don’t care, just don’t “Thanks, hun” me. Only older, kindly, yet sexist men say this. For serious. Now I love a gentlemanly grandpa figure as much as the next gal, so just leave those kinds of comments to them-at least I can take it from this type of source.
Five: Hand me those channel locks
Hand you the what-and-who, by Jesus?! I may not be a delicate flower, but I am still a girl, dammit. No, I don’t know what those are (I had to use my best friend to give me tool names for this one). And no, I still don’t know what they are after he explained it to me. I know nothing about tools except I can use use a screwdriver and I like playing with the ones that are electrical-powered.
Six: Stop throwing those knives!
If you know me but at all then you know I love throwing knives and when I start, you better not tell me to stop. I can tell myself. Knife throwing is my favorite past-time. I am not scared of the blades and I am confident enough that I won’t hit anyone else with one. Or five. My blades are like extensions of me. They have names, feelings, and moods. Don’t piss them off. And you should probably not piss of she who wields them, either.
It’s best to be nice and considerate with what you say. And I’m not putting all the blame on men here-not at all. Women can be insensitive too. Even I shove my foot in my mouth occasionally. Who doesn’t? While I do not at all agree that a woman’s thoughts and emotions need to always be handled with care or trepidation, I do know that I personally get offended when I am not taken seriously and when others impose unsolicited guidance on me. I am also likely to get offended if you imply I am not strong or capable of rational thought. So you be nice to me and I’ll be nice to you and we can all just get along. Okay, your turn! What could I say to make you mad? Come on, ladies and gents, let’s hear it!