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Clueless People

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Gunm, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Gunm

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    Clueless People

    Discussion started by Gunm - Feb 10, 2006

    i'm talking more about people that haven't really been exposed to different cultures or people. Folks who's understanding of the world rests heavily on the stereotypes they have learned over time and use as a crutch rather than adopt a more sensitive view to life.

    Case in point: I spoke with a receptionist at a company today and she did not know who the hell i was looking for...

    Me: "Well, can you do a directory search?"

    Receptionist: "We have only one Johnathan here but he's not white, he's Chinese, you know.....oriental"

    Me: (incredulousness giving way to laughing) "ha ha ha, did you just call him oriental?!?

    Receptionist: "Well...yes....you know....oriental...them asians."

    "Oriental" "Them Asians"

    Me: ::speechless::


    I am horrified a well known and respected silicon valley business has someone like this manning their phone. This woman was totally sincere.....she must have been a temp or something.

    Anyone else ever deal with unconciousness stereotyping like this?
     
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    ClueTwo - Replied Feb 10, 2006

    HEY!
     
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    1/4FareMetrocard - Replied Feb 10, 2006

    NICE FREIGHT!
     
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    iloveboxcars - Replied Feb 10, 2006

    wow the whole point of me coming into this thread was to post this.
     
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    bobthemothafuckinbuilder - Replied Feb 10, 2006

    no.
     
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    CACashRefund - Replied Feb 10, 2006

    you're stealing their women, LENS


    sure you can stand up for them, but when they find out the magnitude of your transgrssions against them,

    they WILL rise up...


    against you
     
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    LOL!
     
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    whoa cares. why worry what someone calls something. no one gets offended if some one calls a soda a "pop" so chill the fuck out and worry about imprtant stuff
     
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    ahhh gold old folksy racism
     
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    i am at the highest level of unsurprisedness for that sitation. most people are stupid, and that bitch is no exception.
     
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    I wasn't pissed...i just thought it was funny that despite all the politically correct jargon/mentality these days you still have people that use old fahion....



    ....I regret making this goddamn thread
     
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    it's cool though, cause calling her a bitch will fix it. ha.

    people really just don't realize that 'oriental' is not synonamous with 'asian'. it's not any malicious act on their part. infact, they probably think they're being PC. you know ordinarily your girl would have simply been like 'he chinese.'

    i've always found it a little funny that white people can be referred to as white, but regardless of tone, refering to someone as 'black' is often taken as ignorant. people are too sensitive in some ways and too ignorant in others. oh well. fuck em all.
     
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    its cause youre white

    go back to mayberry ted koppel
     
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    azert - Replied Feb 10, 2006

    From my experience, most americans are like that. Which is why I am ashamed when people ask what country I'm from. Some military people are worse than that because they live in the country but still don't know anything about their host country's culture.
     
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    i see you dumy
     
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