Quote of the Day

7.18.2008

huh?

So I am sitting in a chair at a meeting and the woman next to me leans over and asks:


Are you mulatto?



What on earth am I to say to that? I don't actually recall what I did say. I wish I had said, "No, are you?" but I doubt if I was that quick. I have never ever in my life heard that word spoken in actual conversation, only in books or conversations about books.

~Suzanne

9 comments:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That WOULD have been a snappy come back, but it's probably best that you didn't dignify that with an answer.

Some people. . . you just have to wonder. . .

sigh.

Maria said...

I would have had more than a witty comeback. Yes, I am more sensitive in light of protecting my son and all, but what was her purpose in asking? Hmm... Excuse me while I go unruffle my feathers.

Cambria said...

Not really a comment related to the post (although I think would have been shocked speechless as well!), but wanted to say "hi" as I never have done so before. I enjoyed taking in all of your previous blog about your adventures in Russia! I read every post. What an asset to someone adopting from Russia and especially older children. You're a great mom and it was great getting to know at MP3. God bless you and your family. And if you are ever in Utah, let us know!

Milehimama said...

I'd have replied, "No, I'm espresso!"

Serena said...

I'm sort of stunned for various reasons. and I thought nothing surprised me anymore.

Shelby said...

Wow, on multiple levels. I truly wonder what drives a person to ask a question like that.

j said...

well, i believe that was a complement:}

Lea said...

Well, I was totally not expecting to read this tonight and, when I did, for some reason it just hit me funny and I just had a good, hard laugh out loud.

What a wacko. WHO does that sort of thing?? I would never even think to ask something like that of anyone. That is so weird. Did she seem like a wacko?

Suzanne said...

No, she did not seem like a wacko, which made it all the more surreal.