Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Today I went to the post office to post a copy of Lime Magazine to my Uncle I was in it recently talking about my natural hair. Anyway behind me there was a man, he was about 40 wearing a pin striped suit he had gone grey and looked like he was visiting during his lunch break. He was with another woman who looked like she was from the office.
He said to the woman “Did you hear on the news this morning, Israel might bomb (and I didn’t hear the country name but I think he said Palestine)” She didn’t reply but then he went on “Yeah I wish they would, I wish we could drop a bomb on all those countries we need to get rid of all the Muslims the (insert derogatory name for people from Pakistan here) the (insert derogatory name for people living in Japan here) and all of those (insert a derogatory name for black people here).
The woman went bright red and suddenly found something interesting on her phone to look at and said “I don’t want to talk about this right now”
I could not believe what I was hearing! All the people from behind the counter were the people that he was saying he needed to get rid of. I wanted to turn around and cuss him big time but I had to be better than that and they had not heard him so only I was offended.
I turned around and got one good look at him so I will always know who it was, smiled and put my angry fists in my pockets.
It was sad when I saw him go up to the Muslim girl behind the counter and say “Hi darling, how are you? Having a good day?”
I really hate people like this.