When you meet somebody and you tell them where you’re from, do you find that some stereotype you. Do people suppose that just because you’re from Germany, for instance, you wear Lederhosen and how do you feel about it?
My goat gets gotten when people associate me with rugby, biltong, combs in safari suit socks, Lethal Weapon, “The gods must be crazy”, Rooibos Tea, braaivleis, etc. There’s much more to being who I am than is commomly known.What gets your goat?
The only stereotypes I’m ever subject to that ever get me ticked off are the “OMG Foreigner! Who here speaks English! We can’t serve him unless we find someone who speaks English!” in shops and the “You’re a foreigner therefore you’re either a teacher or a student” one.
[quote=“Rinkals”]When you meet somebody and you tell them where you’re from, do you find that some stereotype you. Do people suppose that just because you’re from Germany, for instance, you wear lederhosen and how do you feel about it?
My goat gets gotten when people associate me with rugby, biltong, combs in safari suit socks, Lethal Weapon, Rooibos Tea, etc. There’s much more to being who I am than is commomly known.What gets your goat?[/quote]
You’re OBVIOUSLY from South Africa. I can just tell, you know.
Don’t forget that:
a) you are all orderly, obediant and uptight (just try crossing the street against the light at 3am)
b)you all have insane fetishes (possibly caused by lederhosen)
c)everyday is oktoberfest
Well, I dont have a goat to be gotten, although I do like the milk and cabrito is one of my favorite things to bar-b-q, there are some issues that fit this thread:
Ass-hats that automatically ASSume that because a person is a conservative they are automatically:
a) a Republican mindless robot
c) a fair target for insults and ridicule
d) unable to fathom the complexities that exist in situations
Ass-hats that automatically ASSume that because a person is an American they automatically:
a) are gauche
b) are rich
c) are a mindless follower of USA politicians
d) are un-educated about the rest of the planet
e) are un-caring about the rest of the planet
f) want everyone to believe the same as them
g) believe their insults mean jack-shit to us.
Persons who mistake kindness and civility for weakness.
People who, for some strange reason, think its ‘cool’ or acceptable to insult “Christians.” Its not and it just makes you look like a adolescent dumb ass. I could also add Jews, Mormons, Greek Orthodox, Buddhists, Taoists and a few other groups to that list. Its their choice of method for expressing their faith in a higher power - understand, accept or STFU about something that is none of your damn business.
The fact that I can’t find Old Spice deodorant in my local stores…that pisses me off.
People who mistake an insulting quip for an intelligent comment. Does’t piss me off, just makes me wonder, albeit briefly, if they show the same lack of restrint & thought in the rest of their lives.
People who abuse animals and/or children.
Tofu. I do not like it. I may eat it if my wife sneaks it onto my plate, but I don’t like it.
Ass-hats who use semantics rather than facts to make their arguments.
I need a scooter ride outside in the sun…more later.