lets start with me,I'm not what you call a smart, i mean look at my spelling..to me i felt i was below average...
But lately I've been going out of my mind with the yo yo's I've been meeting and encountering..
Couple years ago, I'll never for get it...I went to China Town in .L.A. with some smelly Goomba and every where i went people wouldn't stop asking me how much stuff was...the hole outing was -
"Hay, HAY, HAY!!!Miss, How much is this?"
Me:"I don't work here.."
Them:"well can you get some one that dose?"
(for those who don't know me, this is what i look like)
(not Chinese looking at all)
Back to the story, while looking in the plaza maze of clothing a TEENAGE CHINESE American boy over heard me getting sick of people asking me for prices and asked me if i was Chinese..I said no..I am mixed..when he asked me of what mix, i told him Korean/Mexican/Irish/Mongolian...
then what he said blew my mind...
"ooh..Whats a Mongolian?"
0-0 <-----me... he staired at me like a dead fish with is mouth open..
I said "are you kidding?"...."Its a person from Mongolia..."
HOW THE HELL DID HE NOT KNOW THAT ????!!! ITS THE FIRST THING YOU LERN IN WORLD HISTORY !!! THIS KID LOOKED LIKE HE WAS 19 OR 18.. you'd think if he didn't learn that in school he'd have some knowledge from the Chinese Mooncake festival or seen Mulan or something...THE GREAT WALL WASN'T JUST A RAINY DAY ACTIVITY!
Honestly that's not that bad i had people ask me what part of Japan Korea was in :P or , when i went to Mexico if i saw any flamenco dancers:P ( thats Spanish)
I know its not that bad but after a while small things start to get at ya..
Not to long ago i went to some Skater store for a Application .. there was some Filter feeding man wondering around the store in a willy nilly fashion..
he came up to me and said "HIIiiiii!"
Him"can i help you with anything?"
Me: "ooh! you work here...."
I ask straight out "are you Hiring?"
he says"No, but we're looking for some new girls to work here.."
I say" so you are Hiring at some point?"
He says:"no....but we need some girls to help sell the girls clothes we just started carrying"
me:"then you won't be taking Applications?"
Him" Shour! I'll get you a Application!"
By now I'm thinking this man isn't all there..before he hands me the Application he talks to me about how there store is looking for young lady's to try and sell this new ski stuff and that the guys that work there don't know how to go about telling girls why they need it..
So i say "right ..ya need some one to speak the language eh? (fake laff)"
as soon as i said that his face drops ...
i Kidd you not ...he said-"WOW...you know how to speak another language....???"
he staired at me with is eyes unfocused and astonished... Me:"ya shour....why not..."
When did people get like this?!....mite be drugs...maybe there's a idiot magnet taped to my back...But am i the only one that notestes things like this??!
The list of story's goes on! my nephew told me he likes Batman ..
i asked "what comic book version do you like?"
he asked "they made a comic book about him??"
but hes a kid i can't get mad at him, i just don't know how my sister hasn't clear stuff up like that..aaaaaaaaaa!! i worry hes going to get beat up at school !!
I met a man in a bar..told me he was a film student for 3 years and then i find out he dosn't know what "singing in the rain " was or what a Musical means!!
I told him i am a Comic book artist and that i was working on a series and novel ..
he asked if i ment a "real novel " or a " manga" ..
I asked " what do you mean by real novel?"
he said " is there writing in it or is it from the "anime Univeres"??"
he just repeted louder in the phone...
Me:" i heard you ..i just don't know what your talking about ...its a stand alone , Graphic novel....like American born Chinese..or ..Heno Horror...in the fact that its a thick book.. "
Him: " its okay, you just don't understand"
me: " what am i not understanding?"
him:" is it a story or is it in the anime Universe?"
Me:" its my story if thats what your asking .. what anime Universe are you talking about?? like a spin-off?"
ya....that went on for a bit intill my AWSOME AWSOMe Freind DOUG called and saved me from talking to bucket head.
I have to say i am very gratful for my freind Doug and Nathan , Kara and Tim and otheres ...cuz with out them i'd bee so bloody depressed about every one in the world that i would rise Vincent Price from the grave to narrate my distroction of earth when i create a moster made up of fran drescher's head john goodmen's body and Gary Busey's brain .... The reson of writing this blog is in the hope that you in the internet world would shair with me there "Idiocracy" like moments.. in hopes that there are othere poeple that notes these things too...
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thats better then the chicks that have to wear "sexy" costumes even when there horrably over waight or pragnet...why?..and its always things at shouldn't be sexy like a "sexy carrot" or "sexy holocaust victim" ...
worst are people that dress as minority's .... i went to the halloween store and saw a costume in titled "MEXICAN" and "ASIAN WOMAN" with white people on it with booze and guns in there hands or a giant samurai sword....
I made this woman feel really bad while she was trying on the "Asian woman" comstume..
i said to my freind that i was with " shit!! what is up with this?? ya know minority's are people too there not some horrabul monster that you dress up as on hollwoeen...crap I'm going to dress like a White lady for halloween.."
every one in the store turned there head..
Me: "look at me I'm a pritty white lady, i'm exspendable by cosiety ..i love hamburger helper."
my freind started cracking up ..but the lady looked so imbarrist she just kinda let the costume slide off her over her cloths..
i don't know maybe i'm just a jerk..
Adam S. Leslie
No, I think you have a good point. Wow, y'all's racial discrimination laws sound a little lax over there, I can't imagine anyone here ever getting away with hiring out racial minority Halloween costumes, especially one which depicts a minority in the context of booze and guns! A black (mixed-race) friend of mine dressed up as an Indian lady in a sari, but that was very tasteful and respectful, she looked very convincing.
OOOH shit little Nacho. I have tons of those stories. But you were there for most of them.
And thats some pretty stupid horse-shit brained Chinese kid that doesn't know about the Mongolians. I mean, his ancestors only gave up their lives to keep the Mongols out of their culture by building a great big fucking wall (that you can see from outer space mind you) to keep them out.
But I do have one stupid moment that i'm guilty of: "Hey thats mine!!"
Good times little Nach, good times.
no that was funny, i think the stupid thing that happend with us was when we crashed our bikes into each other and had a man run up to us and say "I SAW EVERYTHING! WHAT HAPPEND??"
hahaha...or when you went up to Eric Mckee and rubed chalk on his shert during art class as a joke..cuz chalk brushes off...but he blew up at you and said " What the F--ck?! , you bitch!! this shert cost more then your education!!!" then i said " What are you talking about Eric you go to the same school as us and its free enrolment!"
Adam S. Leslie
Texans have it bad. Some kids - and not tiny little kids either - asked me, after spending the afternoon in my company, what state I was from. My other half has been asked what language they speak in England, and people seem surprised when they find out we have things like electricity.
That said, the British can be stupid too. I spent years working in shops and in a theatre box office, so I know all about that! I woman rang up when I was at the box office to complain that he friend had bought tickets through her work and that they were cheaper than the tickets she had bought from us. I spent ages explaining that her friend's job had put their own money towards the tickets so that their employees could by them cheaper, and that it was nothing to do with us and that they could do what they liked once they owned the tickets. When I finished explaining all this very carefully, she yelled, "I think that's a disgusting policy!" So I hung up.
The theatre was showing a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A concerned mother rang up to ask if we were using real bears.
I have loads and loads of example of people asking stupid questions when I was at the theatre - including someone asking the girl sitting behind the counter at a computer wearing the theatre uniform if she worked there!
I once booked a taxi to the bus station to catch a late night but. I waited and waited, and after about 20 minutes I rang to cancel the taxi because I had missed my bus. "There wasn't much point in me booking it then, was there?" said the guy on the phone angrily. "There would have been if it had bothered to turn up," I said, and hung up.
Our local vicar once asked me if a script I'd written was comedy or tragedy. I looked at him puzzled and said, "it's science fiction".
Also when I was at the theatre - and this would happen quite often - people would need to go away from the phone to get a pen or their credit card or something, but not say when they'd come back. They'd just arrive back at the phone and put it to their ear. Sometimes we'd wait for five or ten minutes, it would never occur to them to say, "hello, I'm back". I'd eventually venture, "hello?" And they'd seem surprised and say, "Oh, I was waiting for you!" To do what? You were the ones who went away to get something. I also hated the people who would read their 16-digit credit card number one digit at a time and wait for me to confirm each time.
You don't need me to tell you when I've managed to type in a number four!
A guy I worked with was well-known for making stupid statements. He once said, "I don't believe in learning first aid, because what if someone doesn't want their life saving?" He was asked to donate some cash towards a local youth club but refused because, "I believe charity begins at home". Don't use that as an excuse if you don't know what it means! A local youth club is "at home", that's what it means you chump. It doesn't mean that you only give money to your family.
hahahahaah...my fav is the lady asking about live Bears for Childens Theater..
Me Mum once told me of her Great consern of me going to a bar with freinds because " It was too dangerous with all the Wild animals out at night ...What if a bear gets you??!!...ya know people sometimes just let there pets wonder around!!"
Who's has a Bloody pet bear!!?? and why would some one let it in a Bar??!!
my mum was histarical about it in almost tears say " you never know.."
but this is coming from a woman that put a fake flower i was given in a vase full of water...
I have one for you of the Asian persuasion. And this just happened not even 5 minutes ago.
You know I work at that ridiculous school. My boss (Ricardo)is the Dean of Students, which is a just above principal level here. He is teasing one of the Asian students, he keeps calling him ‘Sexy Jerry’ and telling him to sing. Jerry says he doesn’t want to but Ricardo says, you're in choir right? SING. Sing something by Rain. And jerry says: I cant. Ricardo says, but isn’t he the best singer in Asia?? And Jerry says yes. Ricardo says: WELL SING!! Jerry says, 'But he sings Korean'. Ricardo says: SO?? And Jerry says 'I cant sing Korean' so Ricardo gave him a detention.
This kid comes from Taiwan.
And still, Ricardo keeps messing with this kid. Right now he's calling him ‘sexy jerry’.
‘sexy jerry, who won the election?? Hey, sexy jerry! SEXY JERRY!!!Sexy jerry, who’s president??’
And on top of all this the poor kid got a detention.
He looks like he's going to cry.
Ha ha, what you said about someone asking you in what part of Japan Korea was reminded me of something that happens to me often... Me: "I'm half-Spanish." Other person: "Really? Funny you look completely white!" Me: "Spain is in EUROPE, I am not Latino! Of course I look white! One of my Spanish friends has blonde hair and blue eyes! Spain is right next to France!" Other Person (trying to save face but only making it worse): "Yeah but someone Spanish is someone who speaks Spanish right? That includes Latinos..." Me: "No it doesn't!" >.
I was looking for "rocker arms" for my BF's car Online and I came across some Auto parts store in Oxnard.. (next town over from me) i thought "oooh! awsome maybe this could be a quick fix"