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The word that is stereotypes

So I have had my in laws up this weekend as hubby and I both were working on Saturday.

On Sunday we decided to go in town for the first time since winter, I think we worked out yesterday. Little man enjoyed another day with his grand parents.

I had to find a new dress for my brother in laws wedding – so 6 dresses tried on, 1 dress bought.

On our way back, hubby drove me to a car garage which will remain nameless..he wants a new car next year and wanted to show me a car he likes.

casual mummy

Now, I was dressed in a dress and flat shoes with an over sized bag. Hubby was in jeans, trainers and a t-shirt.

Not one person came over to us to ask us if we needed anything in the garage. What they did do was go to the window and look at what car we were driving.

On the way out, a Porsche drove in to the car park. Needless to say, the salesmen flocked over to them straight away.

It really made me think what has happened to the world? When did we all get so snobby and stereotypical?

The word stereotype means ‘a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing’

crazy girl

People that may be more fortunate than others can dress in leggings and tops with their hair scraped back. People that are less fortunate than others can still dress well.

The way people look shouldn’t matter or cause anyone to make an opinion on you. Yet they do. It is a massive part of life, and the way people think.

It is a natural reaction – although not a good one.

As a society we are all so quick to judge one another rather than to actually try and help. What makes one person better than another?

It really bothered me yesterday when we were in the car showroom. It is such a shallow way of thinking, but a very UK way of thinking.

So next time you are walking along the street and go to make a judgement of someone by their appearance and stereotype…stop.

Maybe they are making their judgement on you too.

Busy Working Mummy XOXO

Mummuddlingthrough
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7 thoughts on “The word that is stereotypes

  1. This is so true! We have always said that if we won the lottery we would go to one of those expensive car garages and rock up in just our normal chilled out gear and see how long it would take a salesman to come to us, they’d soon lose their sale!

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  2. I remember being told once that car salesmen price their cars / part ex rates based on the car you drive and what you are wearing. So they may not have flocked around you but you may have got your car cheaper than the Porsche guy!
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

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