Buyer beware

This morning at the grocery store, as we’re pushing away from the checkout counter, a bright-eyed elderly Asian man says to the girl running the cash register: “I see you speak Chinese”. The girl, who is blonde and caucasian, responds, “I don’t, actually.” “But you have Chinese written on you,” he says, pointing to the tatoo on the girl’s arm. “That’s Japanese,” she declares.

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