View Full Version : People will say anything
11-07-2008, 09:50 AM
So I was getting gas yesterday and the attendent whom we'll refer to as being some form of Middle Eastern decent. Says to me in a very strong accent. You married? I say, "yes" he says, "you having a baby?" I say "yes" he says. "good, good" Is it a black one or a white one? ( I was like WHAT?!!!) but I replied, "a white one" and I'm secretly feeling thankful because if my child was biracial I'd be PISSED at this question. I'm still waiting for my tank to fill up and he continues on,"good many girls here they like the black man" he says. "very pretty girls I see, always with the black man" at this point I'm feeling real uncomfortable and just waiting for my gas to be done then he says it, the motherload of comments. He shakes his head and says, ... "I don't know maybe they like THE BIG ONE." !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I must have turned ten shades of red. I have to admit although I don't appreciate the rascim implied in any form I laughed my head off as I drove away thinking of him saying "... the big one"
Who talks like this to a stranger?
11-07-2008, 09:55 AM
UGH!!! That's terrible. I would have answered and reacted just like you... but would have run scenarios in my head afterward to humor myself to bring me back... come up with some really rediculous responses to those questions. I'd get a laugh and bring myself back to normal.
11-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Yea, UGH!!! How Rude!!! But 'the big on' comment is kinda funny. I bet he's jealous. hehe
11-07-2008, 10:04 AM
Lol.who Says Stuff Like That??? Clearly Some Middle -eastern Decent Man.lol.
11-07-2008, 10:08 AM
In my head I was thinking ... Uh I guess the average white one is good enough for me? :) LOL
11-07-2008, 10:10 AM
11-07-2008, 10:44 AM
OMG! lol, what a bad one. It made me laugh though. We have many many people like that here; we call them "fresh people." Complete strangers that think its ok to talk about weiners...lol
11-07-2008, 10:45 AM
HAHAHAH ... you said weiner! :)
11-07-2008, 10:55 AM
I really needed that laugh, Brandie...thank you. Yeah, I think it's so unbelievable what complete strangers think is appropriate to say! I am severely overweight and people come up to me all the time asking what diet I'm on and telling me that I have such a pretty face, if only my body matched it. WTF right?
11-07-2008, 11:12 AM
Oh thats aweful. You could have a medical condition. Not all overweight people are that way because they need to diet. It must be hard for you to fight the temptation to punch them in the mouth!
11-07-2008, 11:25 AM
yeah its a daily struggle to not punch people haha. omg one time I had a waitress question what i wanted for dinner because it had too much fat it it! i had her fired and it felt good...but there's always another idiot out there, right? I hate watching all of the shows on TV about how people who are so overweight can't live normal lives because of their size and how people treat them...skinny people don't realize that fat people have the same feelings as everyone else (I know that sounds tacky, but its true).
11-07-2008, 11:56 AM
I feel sorry for the guy, he was just trying to make conversation. I don't see how he was being racist. To me, assuming that you would only have a white baby with a white man is more racist.
11-07-2008, 12:05 PM
He was racist because he went on a tangent about not liking white girls with black men, but you know what I think most people have an underlying racist bone in their body whether or not you want to admit, he was just more upfront with his racism than most I guess. But the thing that got me wasn't the racial comments it was the weiner comments about black men having "big ones" I couldn't imagine talking to a stranger about somethings! The story has amused me ever since it happened yesterday. I laugh out loud everytime I hear him say, "maybe they like the BIG ONE"
giggle giggle :)
11-07-2008, 12:11 PM
Wow, I didn't read that. He never said that. He may have been lacking in tact, but he didn't say he didn't like it.
11-07-2008, 12:25 PM
Sorry thats my fault. I didnt write all the details and then I expect you to know all them. I was trying to give an abreviated version. Sorry again! :)
11-07-2008, 12:39 PM
Now that is funny. I guess we aren't the only country with stereotypes. I don't agree that every one is racist at the core. I didn't even know what racism was until I was a preteen. Now, I will agree that every one has SOME KIND of prejudice (not necessarily race). Mine is a secret, but is has nothing to do with race.
11-07-2008, 04:27 PM
brandie_, LOL! THIS MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD!! Yea, i don't think a lot of people are racist like that, i just think they assume like on statistics. Like since I'm hispanic, I probably clean houses or something! No, I don't! but that's not the point.
I probably would have lied, and said something like "oh, I married a good black man! Cause I like the big one!" just to shut him up! LOL! no offense to anyone! l
11-07-2008, 04:32 PM
bvas81... Good idea for a comeback. My husband is Puerto Rican and we live in a Small minded town (where I went to school) so I could live next to my parents. When I talk to old school friends they assume that he beats me or something. Or I get this response, your poor baby will have to deal with being a little mixed child.
11-07-2008, 04:40 PM
LOL! It's crazy isn't it?! But, I think everyone is guilty of making some type of assumption of a different race. atleast one time or another. When I would go to the park to walk I would take my twin boys and my friends little girl who i was taking care of. My husband and I would walk the 3 miles and he would walk with the twins and I would take her. and she is sooooooo light skinned and I def. am not! So, everyone was looking at us like if I was the maid and my husband was the gardener! LOL! funny!
11-07-2008, 04:59 PM
Oh thats funny. Sad for those ppl... There is a whole wide world outside of there prejudice.
11-09-2008, 09:42 AM
Hilarious! SOOO hilarious!!! I would have been embarrased too, though. Talking about penises with a strange man is not at the top of most people's list I think lol. And about the racism stuff everybody's been talking about, I've been there too with my stepdad and my little brother. He's Indian(from India) and I've had to deal with a lot of people making assumptions and stuff. One time he came to pick me up from work when I was a teenager and one of my coworkers asked if I wanted him to get rid of him(my dad) for me!! And then he started saying all this racist stuff about "towel heads"!!! Of course when I told him that was my dad he was reaaaaaally embarrased. And people always wonder if my brother and I are related.
11-09-2008, 11:05 AM
While we're on this topic: How many of you pregnant women out ther have had total strangers scope out your ring finger? This really ticked me off. As if it's any of their d**n business. HOW RUDE!!
11-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Cay - Its aweful the ring finger thing. My fingers aren't swollen thank goodness but I see people look all the time.And I look really young and due to current finances, because I'm high risk and cant work I get WIC checks to use just for some staples. Eggs, Milk, Cheese etc, Oh do I get the looks. Usually they are very "sympathetic' to the young mother on Welfare. I want to wear a t-shirt that says 'having a high risk pregnancy ... cant work" just to stop with their pity looks. ( but then they'd pity me because I'm a high risk) LOL just cant win! :)
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