Funny, monkey. Blueface, I never suggested they were stupid or developmentally disabled – I said ignorant, as in lacking knowledge. And, having just gotten off the phone with the lady I stand by that.
The job is teaching kindergarten/elementary school kids in Tamshui. After I told the lady I wished to apply for the job, she asked where I’m from, how long I’ve been in Taiwan, if I taught kids before. Apparently I passed the first test because she scheduled an interview. I then said “oh, one other thing. The ad says caucasian but my parents are mexican and I have dark skin, would that be a problem?” No, no problem she says, just come on in for the interview.
I think when she put caucasian in the ad she meant native-English speaker, in the same way some locals refer to all foreigners as americans out of ignorance. Maybe she only wished to discriminate against non-native English speakers. Living in mono-ethnic Taiwan she just lacks the understanding or vocabulary to put it better. I could be wrong – maybe if I show up and my skin is too dark she won’t hire me. But in any event I won’t show up for my interview.
Anyone who wants to speak with the lady, Silvia Tsai, should give her a call at 8631-0855.