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The ineffable effing effwits [May. 3rd, 2004|06:29 pm]
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So last night in the Minneapolis Airport, I wandered into the bookstore by our gate. The woman cashiering was wearing hijab, and if I had to guess, was Somali or Egyptian. She was talking in (I think) Arabic to a guy who worked in the airport. A white guy who was also in the store, walked over to her and asked her to speak English because "some customers might find that offensive."

The woman looked at him like he had one eye in the middle of his forehead, and went back to her conversation.

While I was getting a coffee at the st*r*ucks next door, the guy came in and asked how he could get ahold of the person who owned the bookstore. I guess he wanted to complain about the bookstore woman. I know that there are people that prejudiced and ignorant, but it felt really ugly to see it going on up close.

[User Picture]From: geeklet
2004-05-03 05:52 pm (UTC)
did you ask him why he was so offended or what?
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2004-05-03 08:07 pm (UTC)
I didn't confront him; it all happened so fast and was so effing weird it took a while to sink in. Plus, after he asked for the owner's name I think he overheard me talking to the Starbucks guy about what an asshole he was, and he disappeared. Wimpass probably didn't want a confrontation with anyone my size.
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