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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Open Mouth Attracts Foot

So today I'm attending a meeting with my VP and the rest of the team when someone says something about this ad in the break room for a "Japanese Bathtub." My VP gets this puzzled look on her face and says, "How is a Japanese bathtub different than an American one?"

And yours truly, not missing a beat, blurts out, "They're shorter?"

I throw my hands over my mouth as the room erupts in laughter.

"That's not what I meant!!!" I squeal, trying to contain my own innappropriate laughter.

At this point, I don't even know what I meant. I guess everyone is a little bit racist, as the song says...


At 9/07/2006 5:57 PM, Blogger Needtsza's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Oh come on, that's just damn good humor!

I hope other people snickered. and how Did you mean it?

That's funny shit dude

At 9/10/2006 1:34 AM, Blogger Amanda's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Although I agree that everyone does hold a certain amount of prejudice inside them (I've had some NASTY thoughts before) but I don't think your comment was racist. Japanese people are generally shorter than Americans. We're a tall bunch. (Look at the two of us.) Somehow, we've gotten to this strange place in our culture where we think we're supposed to think that everyone is exactly the same in every way rather than recognizing a difference. Now, had you said something like "You mean those dirty Chinamen take baths?" then we'd be in the realm of racism.

Btw, a Japanese bath is enormous and for social soaking rather than washing. You have to scrub all your naughty bits before you so much as think about getting in it. I'd love to have one, but I'd want to be in it all the time and the oceans would all dry up because I bathed in them.


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