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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Interesting

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I was on the bus going home and this lady sitting next to me asked me where I am from and then asked if I'm from Pakistan. I told her where I'm from and she explained that a person can never tell in this city. I agreed but was thinking, my skin is too light for me to be from Pakistan. Then we spoke about other stuff.

Have you ever gotton weird guesses from people?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pakistan? Wow, that's pretty specific for a random guess. For some reason, people always think I'm Russian. Then again, Poland is pretty close to Russia, so maybe I should just say they're right.

beautiful-stranger said...

were you wearing a veil, or somethn? or a ski mask? lol
you could take it as a compliment. middle eastern women are beautiful

Lvnsm27 said...

Sorah, interesting

Beautiful, no I wasn't, lol. Good point about the compliment.

jewmaican20 said...

I've been asked if I'm Amish.
I've been asked if I'm Muslim.
I've been told I'm Christain ( Long-ish story...).
Never Pakistan, though. Too pale...

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yes people have said I look Russian no clue why.

Anonymous said...

In college, with my yarmulke on I got the craziest questions.
Does the yarmulke hurt? Is it rue that Jews do this and that’s etc...

Sara with NO H said...

Were you drinking a slurpee or something?
I always get a look of disbelief when I say I'm jewish. I really couldn't tell you why. I think people have this stereotype of jews with big noses and the whole deal. I'm short and have lighter hair and fair skin and blue eyes, and a tiny little button nose. Maybe the stork dropped me off?

Lvnsm27 said...

Jewmaican, I'm also very light. That's why it's weird that she guessed that place

Social, lol

Prag, never heard that one before, lol

Sara, People do tend to generalize.

Itzhak Schier said...

Have only gotten some mistakes when people try to place me on the Jewish Geography spectrum, but that is mostly because I speak French and a French speaking Lubavitcher who is not on shlichus is assumed to be of North African - Sefardi origin regardless of his appearance.

Lvnsm27 said...

That's an interesting mix