Oh yeah, unintentional insults.
I really hate it when people comment on my skintone. See, I'm unusually fair for a SouthEast Asian. (think tropical weather, sunny and humid all year long!) My skintone is closer to that of a Caucasian and most Asians there, though not really considered dark, would usually be darker than me.
I don't think they realize its not because I perpetually stay indoors and I have NEVER been exposed to the Sun. We have those sort of girls over here and its crazy. They eat whitening pills and shield themselves from the sun using umbrellas. The thing is, with really fair skin, I only burn and I cannot tan, which by the way means that the Sun is far more damaging on my skin than those who get tanned.
Fair skin is considered a form of beauty in some countries. (Singapore included) However, there is always a portion of people who prefer tanned skin and I find them the ones who usually dish out comments like:
"Why are you so fair? You look like a ghost!" (during primary school. I think they call it middle school in the USA?) Then again this was when tanned skin was "popular" -_-
"Stop wearing white, you are very white already!"
So on so forth.
I usually don't retaliate (no point) and just take it all in good humour but it irritates me sometimes. Geez, its not even my fault people.
When people look down on my capabilities, that doesn't bother me so much, because I can always prove them wrong