I work for a really chill office and there is usually ‘no government’ in the office. My two male colleagues and I all get along, but of course, as I’m sure you’d guess, they are sometimes out of line with what’s said and some of their behaviour.
One thing that really annoys me is the constant need for them to comment on what I’m wearing or not wearing when they could just shut up instead.
For example on last Friday, I liked how the bottom half of my hair looked as it wasn’t digging the greasiness of my roots. I don’t usually take advantage of the no managers/boss thing here to do and wear what I want but today I decided to wear a baseball cap to work.
That started the floodgate of comments I have heard non stop for the whole day on how I should be wearing hats more often, how good it looks, how much they like women in hats which I quote “I love women in ball caps, you should wear that more often”, and also the constant asking of why haven’t I worn one before, etc.
Why on earth can us women not exist without hearing a a man’s opinion about the slightest change or anything involving our appearance?
It comes across as if they think I get up every morning and ask myself what they want me to look like, how they want me to act so I can please them or make them happy with my appearance.
They make it seem like we do everything for them. I’m wearing a hat because my roots are greasy, I don’t care if you like women in hats, I don’t care if you like hats.
Why can’t you keep your thoughts about my appearance to yourself?
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