Monday, May 14, 2007

Pop Quiz, Hotshot

Which of the following happened in the last 2 weeks?

A) While pulled over, a policeman asks me if I have the frontal license plate because the state requires both. Upon my nod, he asserts, "Ok, well, just ask your husband to put it on for you."

B) At the DMV to purchase a license plate frame, the employee greets me by saying, "Do you speak another language because we have a gentleman here who doesn't understand the road test? I hope that doesn't offend you."

C) Needing a 'grade change form,' from the department to adjust a grade for a pupil in my course, an employee looks me up and down and says, "Sorry, we don't give these out to just any students. You have to be an instructor, you understand, right?"

D) An acquaintence, after hearing that I am in an interracial marriage and hears our differing ethnic backrounds, chirps into my ear, "Your kids will be like a science experiment!"

E) At a Peruvian restaurant, I am repeatedly spoken to in rapid Spanish and met with a blank look when I utter a stumbled, "S-s-sorry?"

F) At a party, I sit down and the indivual next to me leans in and confides, "You know what? The only other Filipino I know is pregnant."

G) All of the above.

Go with G.

1 comment:

  1. Hysterical, Lisa...the world has no idea what powers it is dealing with in its blunders with you. I had to tell my co-worker the other day that it was kind of offensive to ask if Chinese people with extremely slanted eyes have worse peripheral visin.


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