Post # 1
My parents’ tenant, and my mom’s very good friend, is good with computers and has been helping out with the guest list on my mom’s end. (Mom is brilliant but can’t figure out GoogleDocs – endlessly hilarious.)
So, we’re on the phone today, going over the finer points of our guest list spreadsheet, and she says to me, “I can’t help but notice that a lot of your white friends from college aren’t coming, but almost all your black friends are making the trip.” And then there’s a pause while she waits for me to respond.
Let’s play a fun game, Bees. How would you have responded?
Post # 3
Ok, I have to ask…how does she know who is what?
Post # 3
So what is her point exactly?
Post # 4
How is it racist, unless she meant that in a bad way that they are comming? Seems like an observation.
Post # 5
How does she know which is which?
Post # 6
“and…” cue slightly confused look
that’s what I would have done, I mean what can you do? If I didn’t laugh I’d say “and..”
Post # 7
Um okay? I would just stare back puzzled.
Post # 8
@katiedee: I agree – how would she know which friends are black and which ones are white? Confused?
Post # 9
I would have been a little confused by the statement and probably muttered an “um…ok”, or something along those lines.
Post # 10
This isn’t the first time that I’ve regretted that my bishplease face doesn’t work over the phone.
She knows who everybody is from pictures.
I gave her a cheerful, “That’s a really nice observation, ____. Thanks for keeping track of that.” And changed the subject. Hopefully she picked up on my displeasure.
Post # 10
@Beluga: i am curious how YOU responded?
Post # 11
It is funny that she would remember and link all the names to their faces and races. I’m still not understanding the whole point of her saying that. I dont get it?
Post # 12
I probably would have responded “And your point being….?”
Post # 13
i’d maybe give her one of these and then change the subject.
Post # 14
@Beluga: The GIF you picked out is perfect. Cross between Veruca’s face and the gum chewing.
To quote Friends, “The word you are looking for is…ANYWAY……..”