Kaitlyn (kaitlyn142) wrote in bad_service,
Kaitlyn
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My boots are racist

I went to the e-check place yesterday. For those not in Ohio, cars need to have their emissions checked every 2 years in order to get registered. I went to this sketchy place in the middle of a bad area, but this wasn't a big deal to me, as I work in a sketchy place in a bad area. Relevant to the story, I'm the whitest white girl you can imagine, blonde hair and all. The place was in an area where essentially everyone is black. Also relevant to the story, I wear boots. They are black, very girly versions of combat boots. Nothing particularly special about them.

I got out of my car to let the guy take over, and the first thing he asks me is what my boots symbolize. Confused, I asked him for clarification. He said that my boots were a racist symbol. He sounded like he was joking, so I said no, they just stand for "I like boots." He kept going on about how he didn't know if I was a skinhead or not because I have these boots. I again played it off like he was joking. I figured his conversation was odd, but not execptionally so. The people I hang out with, being white is a minority. I'm one of 2 white servers at work, and my friends are mostly Asian. Joking about race is standard for us (ie: my boyfriend can fight on the ceiling because he is Asian.).

My car failed e-check, which irritated me because it passed really well last time, and I just put $700 worth of work into it. Now that I'm thinking about it, I wonder if the guy failed my car because I'm white and had these "racist boots." I'm going to get it re-checked in a better area next time, where I am not going to be called racist because of what I'm wearing.
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