So today after a long day working for the Government of Canada, I was going home at around 8pm, walking on my side of the sidewalk, minding my own business. (Finalizing multiple domains for BSD systems.)
As I walked by a group of 3 kids, one particularly fat boy said “Go back to China” to me, for a second, I didn’t register it, for I had thought he had said something else. Then it came to me, by now they are about a good 5 meters away. I had to do something.
This was the conversation that happened:
Me: Excuse me? What did you just say?
Fat boy: Nothing.
Me: Execuse me? (I’m now walking back to him with)
Fat boy: It was just a joke.
Me: That’s a pretty f##king inapporporate joke, would it be appropriate if I told you to go back to England or wherever the f##k you came from?
Slim boy: My friend doesn’t know any better at times
Me: Clearly (walking away)
About 5 seconds later, I hear:
Fat boy: China is an awesome city.
To which I sadly replied:
It is a f##king country you idiot!
If you are going to be racist to an university educated federal government employee, at least get the damn facts straight.
Kinda sad this “incident” happened. There is a fine line between being racist among your friends, and to a stranger. And that kid sadly had crossed it. Oh well, poor white boy is probably just too damn jealous that he flipped one burger too many than his Asian classmates.