Friday, January 20, 2006

Tickle Your Grey Cells for Me, Please

So when or how does one walk away from a conversation that went down the sewage drain aeons ago? How do you slink away from a group that has made every politically uncorrect remark about pretty much every minority/ minority group under the sun and continues to hold its belly and laugh over every concievable stereotype? Infact is slinking away even good when every (yes, I know that I am overdoing the every bit) cell in your body wants to strangle the living daylights out of that piece of blubber sitting next to you making homophobic jokes. Unfortunately, it probably is. Specially when those people/group/piece of blubber are way up in the food chain than you are.

2 comments:

Ayush said...

yes; that's what we all do. I was discussing career options with a prof. The topic veered to a previously graduated chinese student and if he is liking his post-doc. He proceeded to proclaim that Chinese folks do not care about things like 'job satisfaction' or 'what they want to do' as long as they have a job. They just need a job and they will be happy!! I tried to squeak in a 'not all of them, really'.. when pat came the insistence "no, ALL of them are like that"......
I just looked down, and quickly moved the topic onto other things. What was I to do?

Anyesha said...

And I am sure this gentleman thinks himself as very progressive, part of diverse work force etc. etc...