In A Momentary Vegetative State

| WI, USA | Related | May 22, 2017

(My mom and I have just been served our entrees.)

Mom: “This is nice, but I wish it came with some vegetables.”

Me: “Mom. You ordered eggplant spinach parmesan. It is vegetables.”

Mom: “Oh. I guess it is.”

Gliding Your Way Out Of That One

| USA | Related | May 22, 2017

(My 11-year-old cousin is spending the night at my house. She had arrived at the airport that evening, and I’ll be driving her up to our grandparents’ house the next day. Discovering that I have Netflix, she excitedly picks out Jackass 3.5, her “favorite movie ever,” and declares I have to watch. A ways in, she asks me about something happening on-screen.)

Cousin: “What is ‘sex lube’?”

Me: “Uh… you know the general, uh, parts fitting together, yeah?”

Cousin: *nods*

Me: “It’s this stuff that makes things more comfortable.”

Cousin: “Oh, okay.”

(I made sure she didn’t try and watch anything like that on our grandma’s Netflix account that week.)

Hope They Don’t Grow Garlic, Too

| CA, USA | Related | May 22, 2017

(My sister is trimming bushes in the front yard and asks me to hold an umbrella for her, since it’s hot and sunny out. I do so.)

Sister: “Thank you, mortal being, for protecting your vampire sister from the evil rays of the sun!”

Announcement: Mid-2017 Update

| Friendly Hopeless Learning Related Right Romantic Working | May 22, 2017

Hey readers! We have some exciting changes to share with you:

Not Always Right – In addition to our new logo, you may have noticed all sites now bear the “Not Always Right” logo. This was done on purpose: having multiple sites was problematic and inefficient for both readers and staff. From now on, there will only be one site and one brand: Not Always Right. For our loyal, long-time readers, don’t worry — the former sister sites will remain in separate categories, but under a single unified brand.

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Their Attitudes Are Fluid

| OR, USA | Related | May 21, 2017

(I’m 19 years old and have just figured out that I’m genderfluid. I decide it’d be best to tell my dad first since he’s always been the more progressive one of my parents. I do this over lunch one day when it’s just the two of us. Note: My parents are divorced and both my mother and I have naturally low levels of estrogen.)

Me: “Hey, dad, I have something to tell you. I’m genderfluid.”

Dad: *not really paying attention* “What’s that now?”

Me: “I said I’m genderfluid. That means I’m not a girl; I’m actually sometimes a boy and sometimes I’m neither. I want to start transitioning physically, and need some help starting hormone replacement therapy.”

Dad: “You mean you want to take estrogen?”

Me: *a bit shocked at his ignorance* “No, dad, I want to take testosterone. I’m not a girl; I don’t need estrogen.”

Dad: “Oh, no, it’s probably just because you’re low on the stuff that you only think you should be a boy! Don’t worry, we’ll get you to a doctor and fix this.”

(I’m now terrified of how bad coming out to my conservative mother could be after THAT disaster, but I eventually tell her over breakfast a few months later.)

Me: “So, I’m not your daughter anymore, and I want to start hormone replacement soon. That means I’ll be taking shots of testosterone to get rid of the estrogen in my body. Is that okay?”

Mom: “Of course that’s okay! Why wouldn’t it be?”

Me: “Dad said I feel like a boy because I don’t have enough female hormones.”

Mom: “Your dad has always been the type to do that! Our levels are the same and I’ve never once thought I was anything but a woman! Now, how about we get your hair cut? It’s looking a little long for a young man.”

(I’m now 22 and started HRT almost a year ago, and strangely enough in the end my father did more research and became more tolerant, while my mother constantly asks me why I’m denying her grandchildren even though my brother already has a kid!)

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