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    21 Things Gingers And Redheads Are Fucking Sick And Tired Of

    Yes, it's true. We don't have souls *eyeroll* H/T Ginger Problems

    1. Strangers randomly shout "GINGER" at us.

    Twitter: @HannahRuthyT / Flickr: miss_pupik / Creative Commons

    They either yell as they drive past, or even say it to our faces in the street. Even grown-ass adults do it. Why? We know what colour our hair is.

    2. Which is extremely rude, because ginger is our word.

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    We can call ourselves gingers, but you should probably stick to "redhead."

    3. And (of course) people make fun of our pale skin, too.

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    Even professional people who are on duty and who should know better.

    4. Our paleness also has other irritating side effects, like not being able to go outside for six months of the year.

    5. And we're tired of hearing "Haha, maybe if all your freckles join up you'll end up with a tan. Haha."

    See!! I TOLD you my #freckles join together. Look at the size of these!! #gingerproblems #heatwaveuk

    Fuck off.

    6. People always assume we're temperamental and/or constantly furious, too.

    Twitter: @LindseyCauley

    If we always seem angry, it's probably because of the dumb things people say. Like "you always seem angry – is it because of your red hair?"

    7. Then there's that rumour that we don't have souls.

    This is true, so if you meet us, please feel free to cower in fear.

    8. But the worst comment of all is "Do the carpets match the drapes?"

    Twitter: @bbyfang

    If anyone ever says this to us, it's a cold hard guarantee that they will never see our drapes. Or the rest of our bedroom, for that matter.

    9. Salons constantly try to rebrand our hair colour.

    Facebook: GingerProblemsOfficial

    "Tangerine", "Strawberry Blonde", "Apricot" – guys, just call a spade a spade, and admit that lots of people want to be ginger and are willing to pay for the privilege.

    10. People try to comfort us by saying it's not the "worst" shade of ginger they've ever seen.

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    "It's...sort of nice. Coppery? I'm pretty sure I see bits of blonde." No, you don't. It's red.

    11. And we're constantly compared to famous gingers, regardless of their gender or age.

    Twitter: @undisturbedsoul

    "Aw you look just like Ed Sheeran!" Er, I'm a girl but thanks. 😐

    12. We've all tried to join in the jokes about our gingerness at some point or another.

    Facebook: gingerprob

    Usually at Halloween, and usually with this exact costume.

    13. We've heard every insulting term you can think of.

    14. We're always being told told we'll go "extinct" one day.

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    In around 2007, a scientific study was widely reported in the news that claimed we're on our way out. Since then, this bit of info has been thrown in our faces so many times we actually wish we could go extinct right away and not have to listen to any more bullshit.

    15. Other ginger people flock to us like moths to a flame.

    Twitter: @edsheeran

    Only another ginger can understand the struggles we face.

    16. Which is why we gingers like to stick together.

    Twitter: @warnerbrosent

    There's safety in numbers, after all.

    17. Another way to piss us off is to ask "Are you worried you'll pass it on to your kids?"

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    It's a hair colour, not a life-limiting genetic condition. Piss off.

    18. A few people seem to be genuinely confused by our hair.

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    No, I bought ginger hair extensions from ginger eBay. YES IT'S REAL.

    19. While other people seem genuinely afraid. / Creative Commons / Google

    We don't bite, unless you want us to of course. *winks*

    20. And then there are the people who simply live to roast you for your hair colour. There are a lot of them.

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    We're friends with many of these people, for some reason.

    21. But at the end of the day, they're clearly just jealous of how utterly cute we are.

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