I figure I can post this here while waiting for Lowe's to open so I can ask the manager if he thinks it appropriate for his employees to be telling racist jokes just because he thinks the person he's telling them to is white:
Just got back from Lowe's. We needed gardening stuff, as I have time tomorrow to actually work on that.
Mark was wearing his "I Hate People" t-shirt and got stopped, as happens from time to time, by a Lowe's employee who said "You don't really mean that!"
Says Mark: "I'm a retail store manager. Of course I mean it!"
"No you don't! Here, let me tell you a joke! What's the difference between a terrorist and a toddler?"
"Terrorists wear their diapers on their heads!"
Baby, I think we need to get a manager.
The associate didn't understand why we'd need a manager.
"I'm SYRIAN, you NIT!"
Yeah...some of those dirty muck mucks look just like white people!
Cue the idiot sputtering.
Mark wouldn't let me get the manager.
We're both livid. I may still talk to a manager tomorrow. For now, I need to run to dance class.
In what universe does anyone think this is appropriate? Neither of us appreciate the whole "Middle Eastern = terrorist" meme to begin with, but this was just ridiculous. A day later, I'm still livid.