8/13/08

Thinking Before Speaking

"Hey Kosit, what's your Thai name?"

"Hey, what's Clinton's last name?"

"So you have class at 9? What time?"

Another brother said: "Wow! I was the only non-Caucasian female in there!.. Wait, wait! Let me rephrase that... there were a lot of Caucasian females, besides me."

6 comments:

gracie said...

lol i love that last comment.. after he changed it it was still wrong.. lol

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha... this reminded me of a an anonymous friend who said:

"What time are we meeting at 9am?" to which a couple of friends looked at him puzzled... and so he repeated it again with emphasis. "What TIME are we meeting at 9am?" and then one of his friends told him to think about what he was saying and he slowly repeated the words "What... time ... are ... we ... meeting... at ... 9... oh. he he he he"

Thankfully, this wannabe-cal-basketball-team-walk-on friend of mine rarely makes these kinds of mistakes. =P

Marcus said...

Let me just say I was present when this brother twice called himself female, and I think it's important to note that he did so right after he got out of the CSET, and is now getting his Ph.D. in education. Sometimes you wonder...

George Hu said...

haha...Reminds me of the time a certain sister asked me, "George, is 'Jorge' your Chinese name?" Funny thing is, this sister was Chinese herself.

Anonymous said...

I've heard many variations of that "what's your ____ (ethnic) name?" ...usually something really obvious like "so, ngoc pham, what's your vietnamese name?"

but i'll always love "Is Jorge his Chinese name?"

danchiang said...

I'm reminded of a verse:

24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning is driving you insane."
-Acts 26:24