Do people ever look at you funny?

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Do people ever look at you funny?

T&A1987 T&A1987
I don't mean for dressing out of the ordinary, or having a weird piercing or accessory (a fireferret for example) but for no reason.

I always feel like people look at me odd, but have no idea why. I'm a little big, but not too much and nothing seems off, but it always seems like I get weird looks. then again, it could simply be paranoia.

Anyone else ever feel like this?
05/24/2012
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Woman China Woman China
I am a white, over six foot tall, crazy redish hair that refuses to do anything so it just is, huge green eyed woman living in rural China. I am one of about fiftyish foreigners living in a city of 2.6 million.

I stand out.

The only place I am not stared at or tisked, or looked at like I just electrocuted them is when I close the door to the bathroom stall.

Oh yes. People even scream at me if they turn around too fast and see me standing right there. It... is usually pretty funny!!!
05/24/2012
Mwar Mwar
I do occasionally. I could be because I am occasionally rambunctious, but I don't care.
05/24/2012
Voir Voir
Yeah I do... mostly because I think it's hard for people to distinguish what sex I am unless I'm dressed to the nines in women's clothing + make up...

And I look twelve.
05/24/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I don't think so....and I'm sure you're just being paranoid! I'd say don't worry about it.
05/24/2012
macho99 macho99
Not all the time. Specially when I use sign language on myself (like talking to myself) or smile/laugh like an idiot out of the blue when I'm alone.
05/24/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
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Originally posted by T&A1987
I don't mean for dressing out of the ordinary, or having a weird piercing or accessory (a fireferret for example) but for no reason.

I always feel like people look at me odd, but have no idea why. I'm a little big, but not too much ...
People always approach me and ask me if I'm related to some random person they know. Apparently, I look like a lot of different people's sister...
05/24/2012
Missy May Missy May
A month or so ago I had a woman come around a corner bitching on the phone about skinny people. I'm fairly small and when she saw me she gave me this look that made me feel terrible for being small. The day before that I had a woman give me a strange look like I was nasty or something. I know it's not because of the way I looked or anything, I know I looked decent (I'm one of those people who have to match and look semi-good before going out). I try not to over think funny looks, I'm very sensitive.
05/24/2012
Rossie Rossie
When I first moved to where I live now, some people will give me a quick stare because Asians are pretty rare in this neighborhood; it doesn't happen anymore, because there's been quite a few more Asian families in my community now.
05/24/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
People may look at me strange or otherwise, but usually I tend to be pretty unaware of things like that. I've never cared to much what strangers think of me.
05/24/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I don't mind looks ... it's when they open their mouths and say something about it that sticks in my craw.
05/24/2012
GONE! GONE!
Yes, and I'm not sure why. I'm guessing some of them are trying to figure out my gender but some of them I really nave no clue.
05/25/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by T&A1987
I don't mean for dressing out of the ordinary, or having a weird piercing or accessory (a fireferret for example) but for no reason.

I always feel like people look at me odd, but have no idea why. I'm a little big, but not too much ...
My partner and kid have pointed out that people look at me strangely or even rudely, but I really don't focus on other people. Usually when I'm out, I'm in my own world, focusing on what I'm there to do and not people. I rarely see these looks they talk about. Well, except in the checkout line the other day this little kid was really mean muggin' me!
05/25/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Missy May
A month or so ago I had a woman come around a corner bitching on the phone about skinny people. I'm fairly small and when she saw me she gave me this look that made me feel terrible for being small. The day before that I had a woman give me a ...
I have felt this way before. I have been on both sides of the fence--both skinny and somewhat chubby. I cannot say I know how an overweight or obese person feels, but I don't believe in making fun of anybody's weight. It's something my mom was serious about teaching me as a kid and I still don't do it. However, why do people want to argue about which is worse--skinny or large? It really bugs me. I'm small now--93 pounds and for my size, it's pretty normal, especially since the females in my family are so tiny. Still, I have had people who don't just say "Goodness you're skinny!" But will go to great lengths to try and put me down over it and in public too. That's not neccessary at all. I always laugh it off, but it kind of hurts my feelings. I hate most when people say "you MUST be anorexic." No, actually I'm not. I've just worked my ass off just to have a bit of strength and I'm NORMAL! I still have to say, when I was larger and people made fun of me for it, it hurt a lot worse. I try to understand both sides, but in reality, we are women, we are supposed to stick together not war against each other! When my friends complain about being "too big" I try and be sympathetic because I totally know how it feels to be unhapppy with your size.

For some reason society seems to think that super skinny isn't unhealthy, but super large is. UNTRUE. I'm 93 lbs--healthy for me and has been confirmed by my dr. However, a few years ago, due to being extremely ill, I lived NO life because I was sick for so long and weighed 70 pounds. That IS unhealthy. I thought I was dying and had some very serious medical problems from it. I didn't choose to be that weight just like some larger women do not choose to be unhealthily so.

I try to let things not bother me, but I have to admit, a few times I've seen other women here say "this lingerie would not fit a 'real woman.' WTH?! A size small won't fit a "real woman?" That is not nice because small or big is NOT what determines if youre a REAL woman.

I don't want anyone to feel bad about themselves. We do sometimes though and we should have each other's back, not belittle others when we're feeling low about ourselves. We all have struggles. Mine happens to be my love handles. Other people have their own, but raging against each other is not the fix. Sorry, I totally got carried away!
05/25/2012
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by kendra30752
I have felt this way before. I have been on both sides of the fence--both skinny and somewhat chubby. I cannot say I know how an overweight or obese person feels, but I don't believe in making fun of anybody's weight. It's something my ...
Bravo!!!!

Excellent rant post and I am going to high-jack this thread to comment. Because you bring up such a great point!!!

I saw a picture you posted for a teal coloured tunic and I think you looked GREAT!!! You didn't look unhealthy you looked like you were the picture of health!!!

For me, I live in a society where girls refuse to eat, because, looking like a skeleton is what they think is healthy and beautiful. And with all the health concerns that come with it. The only time I really see women looking "healthy" (you know that natural I Love Life look? that glow?) is when they are pregnant. Otherwise they cover their skin in various make-up so they have the imitation healthy glow, but if they take it off, the majority of women I see each day look... grey, ill, sickly and like death is near. To me, that is unhealthy.

To me, if a person has that life glow, that healthy glow... who cares about their weight!!! Well, ok some do, but I don't!!!

And to me? A Real Woman is someone who loves who they are in their own skin.
05/25/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Ehh... Yeah kinda
05/25/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Sometimes I feel like people are staring at me, but it's probably just my insecurity getting the better of me.
05/25/2012
reinkaos reinkaos
Not really anymore, when I had a mohawk that I pulled back into a ponytail, yes, many times
05/25/2012
js250 js250
Yes! Especially if there is a bit of a wind that blows my long band up. They cover my scar across my forehead that is super horrible. One little girl asked if I got eaten by a bear on my head. Another one asked why my head was sewn up like her dolls. Kids can be 'cruel', but I would rather have the questions than the looks!! At least kids are honest and do not mean anything by it!!
05/25/2012
Missy May Missy May
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Originally posted by kendra30752
I have felt this way before. I have been on both sides of the fence--both skinny and somewhat chubby. I cannot say I know how an overweight or obese person feels, but I don't believe in making fun of anybody's weight. It's something my ...
I agree with you. And I'm glad you got carried away. I love it when people explain why they feel a certain way. I try my best not to make fun of people for how they look, but sometimes I do slip up when the inside shines through and it ain't so pretty in there.

I've never understood why women judge each other. I've stayed between 112 and 120 most of my life ('cept when I was pregnant), so I can't sympathize, but I can point out how beautiful they are just the way they are or encourage them to do what they feel is right (exercise, diet) as long as it's done right and for the right reasons.

Just curious, how tall you are you?
05/25/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by T&A1987
I don't mean for dressing out of the ordinary, or having a weird piercing or accessory (a fireferret for example) but for no reason.

I always feel like people look at me odd, but have no idea why. I'm a little big, but not too much ...
You has a fireferret? ...cute. ^_^

I feel like that all the time really, despite me dressing pretty normally.
People don't seem to realize I'm not deaf or blind when I walk by them and I can see and hear anything rude they say or do most times.
A lot of people in this world are judgmental, it's something I'm used to these days.

About the only time I get any sort of more positive attention is when I walk by men. xD
I find that a little odd considering I don't wear revealing clothing, but I certainly don't mind it.
05/25/2012
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