Do you ever feel people single you out?

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16 Apr 2020, 12:40 pm

Joe90 wrote:
I didn't see the elderly lady, as she wasn't standing in sight, she was standing outside of the bus shelter where I (or anyone else in the bus shelter) couldn't see. If she was in sight, I would have automatically let her have my seat. But the woman who told me to get up (she just came out of nowhere) looked like she was irritated with me. It wasn't what she said, it was the way she said it. I felt like an 8-year-old being yelled at by the teacher to leave the classroom for talking or something.

But this did happen 8 years ago and I wish people would stop dragging up old threads.

As I said, she made a good point but wasn't very friendly about it. However, she probably got upset because so many people from the younger generations have this "I can do what I want," attitude and because you look younger, that's the impression she is giving you. Yet, I can understand why she was upset though because that poor elderly lady was out in the rain.

However, it sounds like being assertive when someone is condescending with you in public might be good.

"Hey, I appreciate you being concerned but I didn't see the elderly woman out there. That being said, you don't get to talk to me like that," which you use in a very firm but gentle manner.

If they give you grief tell them, "I don't like the way you are talking to me, please stop"