Multiculturalism Enriches Us All

, , , , , , | Hopeless | February 28, 2018

(I have dark curly hair, and always wear a hat — I’m Quaker — so I am sometimes assumed to be Jewish. One December day I’m at our service counter, and a client wearing a hijab comes up to me.)

Me: “Salaam aleikum.”

Client: “Aleikum salaam.”

(We transact her business, and she thanks me.)

Client: “Happy Hanukkah!”

Me: *smile* “‘Merry Christmas’ for me, actually.”

Client: *startled, but smiles* “Merry Christmas, then.”

(I love multiculturalism.)

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