For people that do or behave in any way that departs from the "norm"--whatever that is--conversations with strangers can be exhausting. Whenever that atypical attribute rears its head, someone demands a complete description.


For the person asking, that might be an interesting couple of minutes.

But for the person answering, that is the thousandth time they've had to offer up an explanation for something so commonplace in their own experience.

A recent Reddit thread allowed users to set the record straight, once and for all.

Sarazar asked, "What are you sick of explaining?"

Science Lessons

"The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and that I was born with it and didn't get it from eating sugar." -- joe_bogan

"And for me, that there are more than two types of diabetes." -- bopeepsheep

Computer Stuff

"I'm a programmer, I write programs. I do not know how to fix your laptop that won't turn on." -- -PM_me_your_recipes-

"I am an analyst. I'm not a programmer. I don't code. I don't program. I don't know how to make space in your android phone." -- Lasdary

"You are lying, I saw the Mario bros movie I know that gamers, hackers, programmers, and computer engineers are basically the same thing." -- that_guy_you_remembe

Farm Deets

"Hobby Farmer here."

"A chicken is not the female. That's the name of the animal. The hen is the female."

"No you don't need roosters for hens to lay eggs. They've been bred over hundreds to thousands of years to lay a lot of eggs."

"Yes an animal needs to become pregnant in order to produce milk, just like a person. They don't just one day become mature enough and become a perpetual milk factory."

"Hay and Straw are two different things. Hay is dried grass or other leafy plants. It's what a lot of ruminants and horses eat. Straw is the dead stems of a crop like barley or wheat. It is inedible and usually used for bedding."

"Goats don't eat trash but they are the cats of the livestock world and will get into and destroy everything you know and love. There is a reason they are associated with the Devil."

-- soline

What's It to Ya

"Why I use a wheelchair/sticks."

"No, I didn't have an accident, I didn't break anything, my body just doesn't work very well. Go away."

-- suspicious_niffler

A Classic Annoyance

"My colour blindness. Basically as soon as anyone finds out, they point at something and ask "what colour is this?" Before anyone asks, I have Deuteranopia which is red/green." -- dimensional-scream

"I have deuteranopia also -it's annoying. People expect me to be able to tell them HOW what I see is different to what THEY see. How the f*** am I to explain it to you, I can't see how you see?" -- tandem_biscuit

It's Invisible, Just Trust Me

"Allergies, e.g. against pollen or food."

"Pollen is flying around not only in summer and the symptoms are not always red eyes or sneezing. So just because you cannot see, that someone is not feeling well it still can be the case."

"Or food allergies and you are judged as being picky. Please just accept, that some people cannot eat everything."

"Probably there are other allergies and explaining at some point is just sooo tiresome."

-- Kapuzenkresse

Burger Routers

"That Bluetooth does not use your mobile data. This has been explained countless times to my dad." -- Pigrs

"And that the 5GHz channel on my router isn't the same as 5G mobile data. I've given up on explaining this one..." -- Fl4shbang

"Look, they both have 5 and g in the name. They also make 5 Guys Burgers in there right?" -- BasroilII

Quiet Does Not Mean Upset

"Why I don't really talk, I am so sick of being asked 'why are you so quiet' because I just am. I can talk to people and understand social cues but I don't speak unless I think I'm adding something." -- BrainDead14

"Oh boy does that hit home. I think most people don't feel comfortable with silence, but I f***ing love it. I don't see what's wrong with just being quiet unless you actually have something to say."

"It's even worse with my parents. For some reason I barely talk with them, just the thought of talking to them makes me feel tired, and I sometimes feel bad about it, but it's just the way it is for me." -- joergio6

Just Don't Like the Stuff

"Why I don't drink alcohol. I mean, I don't feel like I need to explain that one, but other people want me to. Is it really such a crime?" -- BlueBlanketsareBest

"Hate this. Especially because I don't really have a reason for it, I simply don't want to" -- i-just-carry-on

Cultural Narratives

"I have Schizophrenia, and usually when I get to know someone I tell them I have it just as a little warning and what to do if it gets out of hand, but before I can even explain that they always say 'omg u have schizophrenia! So you have two personalities and kill people like that person from that one tv show?!'"

"no, no I do not kill people, the media has a sh** representation of the condition. So I always then have to spend the next 20 mins explaining what it is."

-- f***ing_lumpy_toast

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