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True Story
And by true, I mean false.

On the way to work this morning I had to stop for a tank of gas at the local Shell station. In the pump across from mine was a redneck-looking white guy wearing a tattered wife-beater filling up his pickup truck.

In the pump next to him was an elderly woman who appeared to be of Asian descent. She was having difficulty using the ATM scanner on the pump and was visibly frustrated. Well, without hesitation, the man went over to help her with her problem and then helped her pump her gas.

I was so impressed that as he returned to his truck I gave him a little nod in acknowledgement. He replied with, "I enjoy helping Asian people." I was so angry, I immediately sucker-punched him in the face, jumped in my Honda and sped away. Did you know that using the word "Asian" is the same as "Jap", "Chink", "Slant", "Gook", "Zipperhead" or "Buddhahead"? That bastard got what he deserved.

Thanks to mopedronin (aka Made in DNA) for the lesson in tollerance.
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From: qtkat Date: June 11th, 2001 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
omg. lmao
*shakes head*
flaphead From: flaphead Date: June 11th, 2001 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha! that lady could have been my mom who hardly can figure out how to use a tv remote. Being called asian isnt incredibly bad as almost no one can figure out whos chinese or japanese etc. just ignorance, you know.. the worst is being called oriental.. that shit is for rugs man..
lordremo From: lordremo Date: June 11th, 2001 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

(regains some composure)

Damn... you had me, that was so funny! So would I be wrong to call a person from Japan a Pacific islander? Nipponese? Forigner (not the rock group)? Shorty? "Hey you!"? Tell Jules she can brush up on her conversational skills by watching a few Charlie Chan films. The good ones with Warner Orland and Keye Luke!

( I know... wrong on SO many levels... back in my cage.)
From: iriebabydoll Date: June 12th, 2001 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
hehehe...I don't mind being called Asian, but like flaphead said, oriental I think is the worst. Not only does it remind me of rugs, but it also makes me think of those instant top ramen noodles.....
jarrett From: jarrett Date: June 12th, 2001 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind being called Asian either.

Are you in Japan, like, right now?
From: iriebabydoll Date: June 12th, 2001 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

Yes I am. I used to live in Seattle though.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: June 12th, 2001 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
That's so rad. My journal has such an international flavor.

When does the three-hour crapfest known as Pearl Harbor come out in Japan? I'm curious to know how the film is recieved over there.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 30th, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

hmmm

if thats true, you need to chill out, your more racist than that guy was, did you know that saying the word redneck is the same as saying white trash? there are different people of different races in the world, so come on.
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