I just came back from a 2 week trip to Mexico. We drove there and back. On the way back to California, we stopped at a Rest Area in Arizona. My mom and I were in the bathroom. My mom is light skinned and could easily pass for white. I on the other hand, am not and it is obvious i am from latino decent. So we were in the bathroom and i was leaning against the sink talking to my mom through the stall in English. During our conversation i mentioned how happy i was to go back HOME, to LA. A girl about 15ish walked in. She stared at me for a long time. I tried not to look at her but i could feel her eyes staring me down. I looked at her and she approched me. In a very loud and slow tone she asked "ARE YOU FROM MEXICO? HOW DO YOU LIKE AMERICA? A - M - E - R - I - C A A A A..."
i looked at her for a few minutes trying to take in what just happend. I replied with "Born and raised in LA"
and she said "well your english is very good" and gave me a thumbs up.
a similar one...
I went to a predominantly white middle school. On day in my humanities class we had to read the poems we had to write for homework the the previous night. I got up and read mine. A lot of people liked it. I sat down and when the next kid got up to read his, the kid sitting next to me whispered in my ear "your english is very good, when did you move to america?"
Last night the local zoo had a Christmas light show going on and I took my camera/tripod to show pictures to my sister when I got home. I'm busy taking a picture of some light-animal or another when this girl and her boyfriend walk by and she spits out this gem:
Girl: What's that thing called? An iPod?
Boyfriend: Try adding a T and an R to the front of that.
Girl: I can't spell in my head!