One of our lecturers thinks that he is a very funny man.
It’s bad enough that his jokes only worked for one day(he did silly things like slapping himself to illustrate a point which I have already forgotten-so I don’t suppose that stunt worked).
You know the type of lecturer who jokes to the class only to have a sea of expressionless nonchalant faces staring back at him? Yeap. Don’t want to give face liao.
Anyway, today he was going on about supplements and how it’s important for us. Then one of my cute classmates(she speaks in a very manja way and likes to joke back with him) piped up, “Oh, I don’t take supplements because I don’t like it.”
He “joked” back, “Oh, that’s why you’re ugly.”
And how the class laughed.
The rest of us just smiled politely and prayed fervently that our dear classmate knows how to differentiate between a joke and an actual insult.
Unfortunately, our dear classmate is what you would describe as having her bladder too near to her eyes. By the end of the lesson, a couple of girls were crowding around her patting her on her back. She was actually crying!! We were all abit puzzled as to why she would take it so seriously.
But she’s only a woman.
I’m going to launch into a full blown of no-nos to say to a woman.
Never ever EVER tell a woman that she is ugly. Do not even associate the word UGLY with her. She will not be able to sleep at night and will probably remember you for the rest of her life(minimum: 10 years la).
I mean even if the woman has teeth that plays a tune when she speaks, have eyes set apart like a goldfish, have fat fat fat cheeks that resembles char siew paus on either side, have hair so frizzy you can see flies and beetles trapped within it, have folds and folds of fats as a stomach(*hangs head down in sadness* this, I can relate) and a double chin that can hold a pen…..
…you just don’t tell her that she’s ugly. If you can’t say anything, don’t say anything. That’s good enough.
No matter how horrible a woman looks, the moment tears cascade down her cheeks, you will realise that the word ‘ugly’ really has such an effect on women. ‘Ugly’ is a worser word than the word ‘fuck’ for most women. Actually no, ‘slut’ comes to a close second. ‘Fuck’ and ‘bitch’ have lost their effect due to the excessive daily usage of these words.
A girl will never ever ever want to hear you agree with her that she is fat.(I am guilty of this.. I’m trying not to sound like a whiny bitch but something serious needs to be done about my torso). Even if she’s just abit soft somewhere, you just don’t tell her, “Getting a little tubby, are we?”
I’m not too clear if girls can tell each other that they are fat. But as far as I am concerned, it definitely cuts really deep when these words come from the opposite sex. Because every single female will always tell you that she’s “fat”. Even those who are breathing hard, with their ribcage rising up and sinking down with every breath and with eyes bulging out of their sockets due to a tremendous weight loss will still be “fat”.
Fat means insecurities. Insecurities and flaws are meant to be hidden. Being suggested that one might be “fat”, can have the same effect as having a peeping tom peeking at you pee/bathe or being naked in public. It’s like your flaws are made known to the world when someone points it out.
I know this is all a little too dramatic. Perhaps it’s not THE ultimate sin, as there are many sins like cheating, raping etc etc. But just be wary that the words ‘ugly’ and ‘fat’ are never to be directed at a woman in her presence. I hope my lecturer learns his lesson.