Lately, I've been getting out of the house now that I've had quite a lot of operations for the past fifteen years but I haven't been having a good experience at all... I often get on the bus to go exploring around town or go shopping or whatever and I find that people tend to whisper and point at me and look down their nose at me. One time, I had just bought a new outfit and finally felt like I had a bit of confidence up until I noticed that two women were shaking their head at me and saying negative things about my new clothes. One of the women told the other to stop when I glanced at them but she replied with "It's alright. He doesn't speak English". I'm South Korean but I legally moved to this country at a very young age and have been studying English (I want to teach English back in South Korea). Though, English is my fourth language (Korean being the first, then Japanese, Chinese and French) so I don't feel confident in it anyway but what people say makes me feel even worse...
So, does anyone have an advice on how I can deal with situations like this? It's making me regret even making the decision to get out more.
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Last edited by Olivinde; 29-03-2011 at 04:00.
- 29-03-2011 03:59
- 29-03-2011 04:34
I know it doesn't really apply to when you're just out and about, but I always tell. Go to whoever is above them and sing like a canary. It usually works quite effectively. But never approach them directly. Ignorance is so stubborn and you might just end up losing your temper.
Either that, or wear an Ipod. You don't care what people have to say anyway and at least that way you don't have to hear it either.
- 29-03-2011 04:40
I know what you mean. I was wearing my white suit along with a stetson the other day in town, gang of lads started singing 'smooth criminal' at me. Little ****ers.
- 29-03-2011 12:47
I get people shouting at me to cut my hair still from time to time.
I've also gotten laid many a times through people being drawn to it.
I don't think I'm helping. Roll around on concrete until your skin turns to leather.