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Irish Born Chinese

Insult of a lifetime

Created Tuesday, 11th April 2006, 19:40 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

You know, everyday has its little insults. But today’s one was one heck of a whopper one. Was walking down Aungier St, coming onto Geroge’s St. This Irish lady came up to me and asked if I knew anyone in cleaning?!? I was a bit puzzled, then she asked “Do you clean houses yourself?”. Well, I was so insulted by that remark, I nearly slapped her for mentioning it. I told her as nice as I can that I work in software engineering, and it was her turn to look puzzled. I added 'IT’ at the end, and she apolagised, and I stormed off without hearing anymore of her crap. The ignorance of some people, just because I am Asian looking, does not mean that I “clean houses”. The nerve for someone to walk up to a stranger and say something like that. I have to say, it would not be as annoying calling me.. say chink to my face. But assuming what she thought by just how I look! Really! The amount of obscene cursing coming out of me walking up Geroge’s St., through Temple Bar, across Millenium Bridge…right upto the Luas stop on Jervis. I have calmed down somewhat, but the saying “Ignorance is bliss” is pretty hard this time. If I stayed there with that woman, I would have seriously gave her a good walloping. But I do not want to be causing harm to any other human beings do I? Seriously, this was the hardest to walk away from, and I hope she does not continue to ask that racist, seeminlgy harmless enquiry.

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