I twittered about this yesterday but . . .
I was walking with my work out buddy when we spot a couple (Asian) pushing twins in a double stroller. We both remark to the couple how beautiful their twins are. The buddy takes it a step further, stopping in front of the carriage, touching the baby's legs and speaking to them.
I wouldn't do it but whatever.
Then something strange and immensely embarrassing happened. My buddy starts bowing and saying "Konichiwa" over and over. The couple smiled self-consciously and I walked away in shame.
I tried to explain to the buddy how completely inappropriate it was to do that. She then says, no that's what they say in their language. I say, okay but you don't know if they are Japanese, Chinese, Korean or what. She then says, yes I do. I can tell by looking at them. She then gives me a list of BS stereotypes on how to tell Asians apart.
Now I am skeptical to this chick intelligence level. I am trying not to be so harsh on people, I am actively trying to make new friends. However, this kind of blatant ignorance that peripherally embarrasses me is unacceptable.
I skipped today's walk. Needed a break. I want to keep up the workouts and having a workout buddy is motivational but this kind of thing cannot happen again.
What would you do?
It kinda sucks that you can't see the stars from the moon. I know you are thinking what the heck are you talking about? But that's the reason given why the footage of the first lunar landing has a black sky in the background. The light reflecting from the moon does not allow the stars to be seen. Just a thought that entered my mind as I stood on my balcony trying to glimpse stars that were camouflaged by the city's lights.
Now I am wondering what else is being camoflauged by the glaring lights of life.
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