A Wee Bit Foreign

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | At The Checkout, Bigotry, Theme Of The Month, Top

(I am Scottish. After serving a Vietnamese family, another customer approaches and leans over the counter to whisper.)

Customer: “It’s like trying to play a game of ‘Spot the Australian’ in here at the moment. There are so many foreigners around; know what I mean?”

(Not missing a beat, I lean back over towards the customer and speak in my strongest Scottish accent.)

Me: “Oh, I know ma’am! The bloody foreigners are everywhere! Jeez, sometimes you can never tell when you’re going to bump into one, hey?”

Customer: “Oh… oh my… I am so sorry, I didn’t mean…”

(The customer is very quiet for the remainder of the transaction, before apologising once more and leaving the store in a hurry.)

Coworker: “You’re a very bad man sometimes dude. I love it.”