Even though I don’t consider myself socially awkward, I’m not used car salesman slick either. If I get caught looking at someones monster zit I’m going to sheepishly admit it. If I can’t remember someones name, I’ll ask them to remind me. If I mistake a woman in a bar who is sitting with a group of my former classmates for my old locker partner just because she happens to be of asian descent too, I am going to request mercy for my stupidity.
In my defense, this was a meet up of old high school friends and she was the date of a friend that hasn’t actually been seen (at least by me) with a woman in the 20 years since we graduated high school. Still I was beyond humiliated and spent the remainder of that evening and our subsequent meetings trying to prove that really, “I have lots of asian friends”. Apparently I’m just not observant enough to tell them apart.
Thankfully A-Li (on the left) was a very good sport and is still dating my dear friend Jon. Jon is also asian, specifically japanese, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by his math and science skills. If I remember correctly he couldn’t master melting ice in Chemistry. Jon has always been gifted musically and when I heard his original song poking fun at his ethnicity I totally loved it. It is a far cry from the first song he ever dedicated to me in the 8th grade, “Miss Ugly”. Sweet, huh?
Seriously take the 2 minutes to listen to this song that adresses every single asian stereotype, it is hilarious if you a have a sense of humor.
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