Help! I'm tired of being mansplained to!
August 19, 2013 3:02 PM Subscribe
I have a co-worker who, despite being ten years younger than I am and much less experienced, really enjoys explaining things to me. He mansplains things that I know a lot about, things I know a little about, things that he knows very little about, you name it. Today, we were talking about business failure, and he said very authoritatively, "Well, it's very important to understand failure and then build sustainability in to the next venture." I'm like, um, you know nothing about building a business. Stop explaining this to me.
I find myself on the receiving end of these long mansplained lectures, and I'm tired of smiling and nodding.
What's a snappy comeback to shut this guy up? I'm also wondering if there's something I'm doing that suggests I don't know what I'm talking about?
posted by airguitar2 to human relations (61 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite