I started college in september last year, so about 4 months. I'm the second oldest in my class at 19 (20 this year, in may.) The people I hang with or 16, 17 and 18. Two of the are girls and the dude is the 17 year old.
They're nice people and I get along with them but they are very patronising, especially the boy and the 16 year old girl. They try to explain things to me even if I say "I know, I know!" today it was the mos frustrating, we were discussing sexism in the british army. I mentioned an interview I had (I had eanted to join) and explained that the interviewer (basically) said I couldn't do the frontline jobs as I'm a girl. the boy was like "girls can join, I've seen them on that show about afghanistan"
I kept explaining over and over again what the interviewer said to me, but no. He became sarcastic and spoke slowly to me, so I can understand. The girl was joining in. I've researched this more than them, I had an interview through which it was explained to me??!!
Anyway.... The worst thing is the vegetarian issue, though.
The girl tried explaining to me about dairy cows dieing if they weren't milked. I said about the calves being taken away in order for us to take the milk. She went on about "if we were all veggie, then there will be too many cows and they will build up as we're not eating them. They say this as if I have no idea about the meet industry..... Because being vegetarian for moral reasons can't mean I've researched this more than they ever have???!! The boy tries to explain politics to me 24/7.... Because I'm sooo dumb..... He tries to explain to me how all germans should be killed "because it's a british thing". He knows full well I'm really into the whole concept of moving to America (I love it.) but pretty much everyday, "it's those stupid over-weight Americans" or "America is just a dump with guns". Everything I love (animals) or hate (animal testing) is attacked. They try to 'teach me' every conversation!!!
Sorry if I went on too long... this is the only place where I can express my feelings and opinions with people who understand...
What do I do??? How do I make it so I'm not soo patronised?? I'm getting stressed from this... But they're my friends... The older girl (18) is a lot better... She treats me better and is more considerate..