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Is there a fact in life that you are tired of having to explain to everyone? You’re not alone. Someone recently polled the internet, and here are the top-voted responses.
1. Antibiotics Will Not Help Your Virus
“Antibiotics will not help your virus,” stated one. “Not to mention, take the entire dose, don’t save half. That’s how you train bacteria to be resistant,” said another.
2. I Need Your Identification Because It’s Protocol
One user confessed, “I need your identification information because we are at a bank. I don’t care who you say you are. You aren’t the person you’re claiming to be until I have proof. You can’t just walk into the bank, ask for 10k and not expect to be verified.
“So stop giving me a hard time protecting your money for you.” Another shared, “Similar boat but at a hotel. Yes, I need proper identification to run your credit card, which must be in your name.
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3. Apostrophes Don’t Make Words Plural
Apostrophes don’t make words plural,” one replied. “Oh my gosh, yes. So sick and tired of all the ‘mama’s’ with their ‘baby’s’ on forums,” another agreed. A third shared, “The ‘babys’ and ‘trys’ also irritate me. Dropping the ‘y’ to add ‘is’ on the word seems to be fading from existence.”
4. Tax Brackets
“Tax brackets. No, Jenny making an extra $5k does not mean the other $50,000 gets taxed at a higher rate. Only money in the higher bracket gets taxed at that rate, not all previous cash,” one stated.
A second replied, “I got a temp job in accounts receivable when I was fresh out of college, and I remember the director of the department telling me it was better to stay a temp than get hired on full time because my raise would mean I paid more taxes.”
“I was baffled. She had a degree in accounting!” Others suggested she knew and only hoped they didn’t. To which they replied, “I don’t know. She also complained about her kid’s common core math often.”
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5. Everything Is Made of Chemicals
“Everything is made of chemicals. Not everything natural is good, and not everything artificial is bad,” one said. “Yes, snake venom and crude oil are both completely natural, and asbestos replied another.
A third volunteered, “I’m a chemist. The fact that I must keep telling people this makes my blood boil. Even my husband said today- find me a chemical-free shampoo. After that, my eye started twitching.”
6. Just Because Someone Doesn’t Always Need Disability Aids, Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Disabled
“Just because someone doesn’t always need their disability aids, that doesn’t mean they’re not disabled and faking it. For example, someone who needs a wheelchair to get around doesn’t always mean they can’t use their legs. They can still walk short distances,” answered one.
“Part-time chair user here. When I started, I felt like everyone was looking at me. So I would do less. Despite the fact using the wheelchair allowed me more accessibility,” another admitted.
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7. Maintaining a Safe Following Distance Is the Easiest Thing To Do To Avoid Accidents
Someone volunteered, “Maintaining a safe following distance is the easiest way to avoid accidents, yet most people aren’t doing it. First, it’s impossible to react in time to prevent an accident if you’re following less than two car seconds behind someone.”
“Second, it doesn’t get you where you’re going faster. Third, the accident will always be your fault. And finally, if you want to be a safe driver, try to keep one car length for every 10 miles per hour you drive.”
8. Disagreeing With Someone’s Opinion Isn’t an Attack on Them
One person stated, “Disagreeing with someone about their opinion isn’t an attack on them. That’s a harmful mentality. Also, agreeing with someone on something does not mean you are ‘on their side’ in general.” Another added, “It depends on how you say it.
Finally, a third replied, “Agreed. There are polite ways to disagree and rude or arrogant ways to disagree. The latter sounds more like an argument.”
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9. Just Because I Work in It, Doesn’t Mean I Know Everything Technology Related
“Just because I work in IT doesn’t mean I KNOW EVERYTHING TECHNOLOGY-RELATED. IT IS A VAST FIELD,” shouted one. They explained that people hear IT and ask about their phones and computers and why their favorite app isn’t working. “We’re not all helpdesk or phone tech support, I promise.”
10. Wi-Fi Does Not Equal Internet
“Wi-Fi does not equal internet. The Wi-Fi is the pipes, and the water is the internet. I can only install the pipes. The utility has to send the water through,” shared one.
“Yeah, I’m also in IT, and it’s exhausting trying to explain things to people. However, the number of people who say they ‘don’t do computers’ (but you do and need to know some things) is upsetting,” a final user commented.
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of things people are tired of explaining. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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