Today at work I was harassed by a customer who was blatantly racist, she had come to my register and told me she wanted a filet fish meal, but another free sandwich because she had gotten some sort of promotional code on her receipt that said one free sandwich came with any purchased meal. She told my manager that she had the coupon at home and would bring it back tomorrow thinking she would get the free sandwich and just leave, but the thing is we can’t do that as employees. Without the code we can’t put it through the machine.
She went ballistic.
She called me a bunch of racial slurs like “You fucking dirty mexican (even though I’m not Mexican)” “You stupid idiot, you dumb bitches! Give me back my money! (even though we only charged her the meal she ordered and had already half eaten)” she threatened to hurt me and get me fired, she threatened my manager and everyone working in the kitchen who had nothing to do with any thing.
I was livid, I wanted to call the cops, I even threatened to call the cops. She said something that will stay with me for the rest of my life she said “What makes you fucking think they’ll believe an incompetent immigrant dumb bitch, I went to fucking Harvard!” (Reminder, I was born in America, english is the only language I speak, and while I am not a Harvard graduate I’m educated enough to know this bitch was fucking nuts), I was so angry and just pure overwhelmed that I began to cry and it wasn’t even a sobbing type cry, it was just frustrated tears that wouldn’t stop coming.
I tried to take other customers orders while my manager attempted to deal with her, but I was too shaky and I couldn’t concentrate and got them all wrong so I went to the bathroom to calm down. I cleaned my face, did some jumping jacks and counted to 30, I came back smiled at the customers and did my job. The lady was still there, she was probably in her mid 30’s, had blonde hair, blue eyes, typical pretentious white woman who felt inferior to all hispanics. I guess in her highly educated Harvard experience they taught her that all black hair, brown eyed, tan skin person’s are ‘stupid illegal Mexican’s’.
Her racism didn’t bother me though, it’s sad to say but I’m kind of used to it on some level. What bothered me was my response, or my lack of response. I said nothing, I took every insult she threw at me and nodded my head and apologized even though I was KNOW WHERE in the wrong. I told myself when I got home that I was polite and well behaved because I didn’t want to get fired, I told myself that I was a good person for not calling her nasty things back. But I’m wrong.
I’m a coward, just like her. She hides behind her white skin and privileged life, and I hide behind my fear of what? Of losing my minimum wage job that doesn’t pay me enough for the work I do?
I realize now that I didn’t say anything because society has already taught me my place in this world. My manners are already imbedded into my being without my permission. I am inferior to her - a high school student that works 2 part time jobs and lives in a broken family that just barely scrapes by, living pay check to pay check. I’m not a Harvard graduate, but more than that I’m not white, and that is my biggest fault.
disney: making us question our morals since 1992
#I am not attracted to two cartoon lions #nope.
my friends sister was telling me about how in highschool a guy tried to take a picture up her skirt as she was walking up stairs and she saw, grabbed his phone, broke it in half, and handed it back to him and said “you can tell your mom why your phones broken”
for a second I forgot about flip phones and I was like how in the holy hell did she rip a phone in half
a support group for people who started saying YAAAAAAS ironically and now can’t stop
Painful allergic reaction to henna, in the exact shape of the tattoo.
God damn it Misha
I JUST FOUND OUT I HAVE TINY DICE??
LITTLE TEENY DICE
ITTY BITTY BABY DICE SO SMALL
When you need a little luck
son oF A BITCH
i haven’t stopped thinking about this for the last 12 hours
Maybe Pixar refuses to make a sequel because they know they’ll never top this
apply bun directly to the forehead
As an animal science major I can 100% certify that this is the correct usage of a bun.
public school is so weird tho because you have this institution with all these potentially brilliant minds who will go on to do great things for humanity
and then you look down at your textbook and its like