25 People Introduced Themselves With the Most Ridiculous Feedback They Have Ever Received | “I Am Pretty Until I Smile”
Quite a few of us feel get cold feet when somebody asks us to introduce ourselves at a gathering. However, we would rather nervously say a few words about ourselves than be introduced by people who think they know us better than we know ourselves. If these people were given a chance to describe or introduce us, they wouldn't hold back. They like to think they snatched the words out of our mouths but that's not the case. Their introductions don't do justice to us.
These are the same people who shamelessly share ridiculous advice and don't know the difference between constructive feedback and a distasteful remark. A victim of unwanted feedback, Amy Hupe, a content design consultant, started a Twitter thread. She tweeted, "Introduce yourself with the wildest feedback you've ever received. I will go first: "Hi, I am Amy. I am too ambitious." The thread soon flooded with tweets by people who have received similar useless or negative feedback. We have curated the 25 most absurd feedback from co-workers, relatives and bosses who love giving free advice. Disclaimer: These unsolicited feedbacks are not helpful but humorously provocative.
1. Seriously, a serial killer?
Hi, I'm Maria and I'll grow up to become a serial killer.— Maria Yrsa Rönneus (@ars_ronnei) June 29, 2022
Said to me by my 5th grade substitute teacher because I slapped a bully.
Many decades later, I still haven't killed anybody. So far. 🙄
2. Proved wrong
Hi I’m Julie. I can’t become a surgeon if I want to have kids. pic.twitter.com/qFPB75pO3x— Dr Julie Miller (@DrJulieAMiller) June 30, 2022
I’m Jim, and I write English very well, especially for someone from Scotland. https://t.co/QmY4Y4eIlU— Jim Ross 🏴🎞 (@JimGR) June 30, 2022
4. Yeah, right.
"Hi, I'm Ann. I don't need a scholarship because I'll make a good senator's wife someday 🤝".— Dr. Ann Olivarius (@AnnOlivarius) June 30, 2022
5. No desire to "fit in your beauty box"
Hi, I'm Elizabeth. And I'd be gorgeous if I wasn't fat. (said by a person I had literally JUST met)— BlackWhiteReadBooks (@BWRBooks) June 29, 2022
6. Thanks but no thanks
Hi, I’m Michelle, and apparently I’m to fat to be as confident as I am. 🤷🏻♀️— Michelle Frechette (@michelleames) June 30, 2022
Hi. I’m Sara and I should stop expect to be paid the same as my male colleagues with fewer qualifications than me, because it’s not as if I have to support a family……….— Sara Venn 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ she/her (@Saralimback) June 30, 2022
Said by another woman!!
Hi, I'm Gareth. I don't really look gay, so that's why I probably managed to get a career in science.— Dr Gareth LuTheryn (@GarethLuTheryn) June 29, 2022
Hi, I’m Sara. I’m a “hostile loud-mouth Jewish bitch who’d better sit down, shut up, and not have any more babies on the tenure track or voice any more opinions.”— Sara Goldrick-Rab (@saragoldrickrab) June 30, 2022
10. No compensations, sorry
Hi I’m Renée. My height is intimidating to guys so I need to be less inquisitive to compensate. Also, I’m alarmingly articulate.— Renée T. White, nurse’s daughter (@reneetwhite) June 29, 2022
11. Come on.
Hi, I’m Trevor. I need to stop petting the dogs in the dog friendly office, it’s distracting them.— Trevor Dietz (@TrevorDietz_) June 30, 2022
12. Ah, yeah.
Hi, I’m Rob. I’m the dumbest smart person anyone has ever met.— Robert Jon Anderson (@RobAnderson2018) June 30, 2022
13. And be dumb, sure.
Hi, I'm Adam and I should stop asking questions trying to understand how things work and just do my job.— Adam Fowler (@AdamFowler_IT) July 2, 2022
Hi, I’m Jen. I got into the University of Chicago because I must have slept with the dean of admissions*— Dr. Jen Golbeck 🇺🇦💉x4 (@jengolbeck) June 29, 2022
*I did not
15. Downright racist
I am Paule Joseph. Hmm you are too black to speak Spanish 😓 and your English is good. 🤦🏾♀️— Paule Joseph, PhD, MBA, CRNP, FAAN (@Dr_Paulevj) June 30, 2022
"Hi! I'm Jen. I ruin everything."— Jen Willis 💫 (@jenwillis) June 30, 2022
17. Success is measured by the length of hair
Hi, I'm Joyce. I need to cut my hair short or I'll never get anywhere professionally.— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 29, 2022
18. Will take that as a compliment
Hi, I'm Trish. And my three children don't act like they're from a "divorced family."— Trisha Powell Crain (@Trish_Crain) June 30, 2022
“Hi, I’m Emily. I need to speak up more when I think something is wrong, but also stop being overly assertive and (scary?)” 🤷🏻♀️— Emily C (@emsico) June 29, 2022
20. Body shaming
Hi, I'm Gailen. I'm a great guy, but I should lose about 30 pounds.— Gailen David (@gailendavid) June 29, 2022
Hi, I’m Mikel and I will never get anywhere in life because I have no respect for authority.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 30, 2022
22. Don't need your advice
“Hello, I’m Heather and I need to realize I’m never going to make as much money as my husband”— Heather Timmons (@HeathaT) June 30, 2022
23. With my glasses on, I am prettier
Hi, I’m Sherry, I’m `actually kind of pretty’ with my glasses off.— Dr. Sherry Zaks: minces garlic, not words. 🏳️🌈 (@TheDapperChef) June 29, 2022
24. Good posture is a sign of good health
Hi, I’m Gretchen. I sit up too straight and it makes me look uptight.— Gretchen Winter, MD 🌼 (@gretchemaben) June 30, 2022
25. Feedback: Smile more often
Hi, I'm Hilary. I'm 'pretty until I smile.'— Hilary Matfess (@HilaryMatfess) June 29, 2022