Does it ever feel like you’re hitting your head against a wall when trying to explain something to others? Well, you’re not alone. A recent online post asked, “What fact are you just tired of explaining to people?” and received hundreds of answers. Some of the top responses included a clever opener, “Nothing’s wrong. It’s just my face.” We’ve examined the rest of the comments and rounded up 20 of the most commonly mentioned facts that people are tired of explaining.
Everything Is Made of Chemicals
This was a popular comment, with one person saying, “Literally, all of our medicine is synthetically derived from plants. Why people think they can do better than nature is beyond me.”
Viruses Are Not Bacteria
It seems many people are sick of people conflating the two; as one user pointed out, “My GF’s parents hand out antibiotics like its cough drops when someone is sick. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that. facepalm”
Why I Look Tired
One online user quickly said, “‘You look tired, is something wrong?’ Nope, nothing wrong. I just need sleep.”
Another reader said, “Yep when I was in high school, my teacher thought I was sick bc I was too ‘pale’ no, that is just how I look normally.”
During the thread, money and taxes came up with one commentator saying, “Tax brackets. No, Jenny making an extra $5k does not mean the other $50,000.”
Apostrophes Don’t Make Words Plural
This comment gained much traction to clarify that apostrophes are a big problem. One person commented, “Oh my gosh, yes. So sick and tired of all the ‘mamas’ with their ‘babies‘ on forums.”
I’m a Male and a Nurse
This comment was from a man exasperated with having to explain he is happy being a nurse and does not want or need to train to be a doctor.
Your Vaccine Didn’t “Give You the Flu.”
Nope, this is not a thing. One stated, “A lot of people just generally don’t understand ‘germs.'”
I Need Your Identification Because It’s Protocol
As one reader said, “You can’t just walk into the bank, ask for 10k and not expect to be verified.”
Software Developers Are Not Computer Technicians
One person said, “I tell people I charge $60/hr for tech support. It usually gets people off my back.”
That Chronic Illness Is Chronic
Many people seem fed up with the patronizing comments that they will get better, with one person stating, “Same with chronic pain. Just because I’m smiling doesn’t mean my back doesn’t hurt.”
Maintaining a Safe Following Distance Is the Easiest Thing To Do To Avoid Accidents
This user said, “It’s impossible to react in time to avoid an accident if you’re following less than two seconds behind someone.”
I Am Not Telling You What I Did/Why It Happened/What Happened as an Excuse
No, this is an explanation! Another quote, “‘Why are you making excuses?’ drives me absolutely insane!”
An Hour-Long YouTube Video About Something Does Not Mean That It Is True
Instead, “It could just mean that some crazy or stupid person posted an hour-long video about nothing.”
Disagreeing With Someone’s Opinion Isn’t an Attack on Them.
It is just my opinion, and that is ok! One person said, “Or knowing the difference between a fact and an opinion.”
Shaving Doesn’t Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker
Oh, how we wish our parents would stop telling us this when we are teenagers!
Inflation Decreasing Doesn’t Mean Prices Go Down
People spoke of how scary it is that people do not know the difference.
Depressed People Can and Will Be Happy Sometimes
As one person pointed out, “Happiness is relative. Something that would make me quite happy on a good day may only make me kinda happy (if at all) on a bad day.”
Basic Financial Math
One person headed to the comments to say, “I have had to go through and show people that they did, in fact, spend too much money, and that’s why they are broke.”
Being an Introvert Doesn’t Mean I’m Shy
This resonated with many people, with one person saying, “It means having a social battery which gets run down and sometimes becomes empty if I don’t have enough peaceful alone time to recharge it.”
Monkeys Make Terrible Pets
Er, this one goes without saying!
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