Friday, October 14, 2011
According to Rachel: inability to distinguish between cultural stereotypes edition
Getting breakfast ready on a weekday morning:
Rae: It's a Freaky Friday for our class this week. It was Sara's birthday so she got to pick what kind of day it was going to be, and she picked "Pajama Day".
Me: OK, sounds good. Which PJs are you going to wear?
Rae: My monkey ones. Guess what? If it was my choice, I'd pick Korean Day. [assumes a passable Jamaican accent] -- 'Yah mon'.
Me [recovering]: Um, what does 'yah mon' have to do with Korea?
Rae: [slightly exasperated at my obvious lack of knowledge]: You know: 'Yah mon'?? That thing that Korean people say all the time?
Me: Oh.... Right.