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Ok. So we have descended. Is it Friday?
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Anyways. I am wearing leggins today but no interesting top. Any ideas?
Kimono, hair up with sticks through it and dangly strips of beads (I don't know the name for these hair accessories?!)

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Kimono, hair up with sticks through it and dangly strips of beads (I don't know the name for these hair accessories?!)
I just got one yesterday, yo! Pencils in a bun always work for me, yes (dangly strips of hair anything get confiscated quickly, especially if with feathers, it's ok I will get them back from my kiddo in a year or so).

I almost got this yesterday but it felt a little bit like wearing an old gobelin. I know. It is actually super nice.
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Old 15.07.2015, 10:45
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Sure sounds like one of those days!! Hope tomorrow is better!

I've been asked at checkouts about stuff I'd bought from other shops. Try not to take it personally

I don't know if my outfit is anything like yours, here is a pic of me in mine. wearing it to a wedding in Harrogate. It's a phone picture of a gloss photograph you can't see the neckline detail or the pattern or shimmer on the material, but it was so beautiful I loved it. My friend at work made it for me. I thought I looked awesome, I'm sure you look awesome too!
You look lovely!
You remind me of a young Posh and Becks!
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The morality of this story:

- Do not shop at Aldi. Cheap stuff, cheap people, cheap customers.
- You rightly were angry about your husband. Then so address it at the right address: YOUR HUSBAND.
- You were angry at yourself, because you did not succeed with your justified request. Well you are right, you should be. And see previous point.
- Do not address your anger about your husband, in first place, and your anger about yourself to anybody else!
- And rising the racist card in such self-constructed bad mood is indeed CHEAP. see first point.

That's why non-liberated women are a real threat to a liberal society.
So much judgement and advice in one post. You must be such a wonderful person
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Re: A crappy day and possible racism

I remember when my Wife and Mum went out in sunny Neuchatel on a nice spring day in their Salwar Kameez. They had a lot of turned heads and people coming up to them saying 'Salam' or 'Namaste'

I got the feeling they found it all a bit condescending and opted for jackets or 'Western clothes' from then on
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Re: A crappy day and possible racism

Swiss can't win sometimes- be friendly and they are condescending- be not friendly and they are cold or even 'racist'...
Some of my neighbours speak Telegu and practically no French, and are totally isolated here in rural CH- they always have a big smile when someone says 'namaste' to them and smile.

So for the Golden Mile in Leicester, here is a link- go for the biggest Diwali celebrations in Europe- it's a wonderful time there:

http://www.leicestersgoldenmile.com/lgm/

and make sure you go to Bobbys- the oldest vegetarian Indian restaurant in the UK, I believe and all the Indian sweet shops and hardware stores too.

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Old 15.07.2015, 12:06
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Re: A crappy day and possible racism

We all should wear those clothes on days like this!
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Swiss can't win sometimes- be friendly and they are condescending- be not friendly and they are cold or even 'racist'...
Some of my neighbours speak Telegu and practically no French, and are totally isolated here in rural CH- they always have a big smile when someone says 'namaste' to them and smile.

So for the Golden Mile in Leicester, here is a link- go for the biggest Diwali celebrations in Europe- it's a wonderful time there:

http://www.leicestersgoldenmile.com/lgm/

and make sure you go to Bobbys- the oldest vegetarian Indian restaurant in the UK, I believe and all the Indian sweet shops and hardware stores too.
Who said the people I was talking about were Swiss? I don't know if they were Swiss or not. 1/5 chance they weren't.

Anyway if someone said Namaste to me I'd definitely find it a bit ignorant.
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Who said the people I was talking about were Swiss? I don't know if they were Swiss or not. 1/5 chance they weren't.

Anyway if someone said Namaste to me I'd definitely find it a bit ignorant.
Why ignorant?
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Old 15.07.2015, 12:28
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Re: A crappy day and possible racism

I do not see any racism expect, that someone assumes that a simple low paid clerk at the checkout must know what other stores are selling and has do know the exact inventory count of every item in the store, is not allowed to check for possible shop lifted or even more simply goods which was not put on the belt (sometimes we have a stressful day were we forget to but everything on the belt ), and can not even give the best answer possible (tip top) or should he have said tipper toppest

As a Swiss I would not expect any other behavior from the clerk. I do not see anything wrong with it. And frankly, I rather have the issued resolved there and then, than have a even more delayed check out.
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Why ignorant?
It's an Indian greeting used mostly by Hindus.

We are neither of those and to assume we are just because we have traditional clothes on and are brown is ignorant.
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I do not see any racism expect, that someone assumes that a simple low paid clerk at the checkout must know what other stores are selling and has do know the exact inventory count of every item in the store, is not allowed to check for possible shop lifted or even more simply goods which was not put on the belt (sometimes we have a stressful day were we forget to but everything on the belt ), and can not even give the best answer possible (tip top) or should he have said tipper toppest

As a Swiss I would not expect any other behavior from the clerk. I do not see anything wrong with it. And frankly, I rather have the issued resolved there and then, than have a even more delayed check out.
what does his pay have to do with how he handled the situation? I think you just proved my point. and btw excuse me can I see the receipt to that item would have sufficed.
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what does his pay have to do with how he handled the situation? I think you just proved my point. and btw excuse me can I see the receipt to that item would have sufficed.
Do not expect first class service when you pay coach class.
And true, that may have been the better approach, but may be he had a bad day as well, may be some nuances were lost in translation, may be you could have answered to his first question "Look, here the ticket from Landi." Or you could have made a joke about Landi and Aldi sharing so many letters they MUST have the same items. But that is all after the fact talk. As we know hindsight is 20/20 and unless we have a time machine like Stewie we must live with the fact that we have the best comebacks wen it is already to late.
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Hope you're having a better day today Masooma!
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It's an Indian greeting used mostly by Hindus.

We are neither of those and to assume we are just because we have traditional clothes on and are brown is ignorant.
Well, when I was in India a lot of people greeted me by saying 'hello, how are you'. This is a greeting from English speaking people used mostly by Christians. I am neither of those. To assume I am American or English (or whaterver) just because I was wearing western clothes and my skin colour is white I never thought of this was ignorant.
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Husband sounds like a dick and puts his job before his wife and children. As for the rest "that's life in Switzerland i`m afraid"
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So for the Golden Mile in Leicester, here is a link- go for the biggest Diwali celebrations in Europe- it's a wonderful time there:

http://www.leicestersgoldenmile.com/lgm/

and make sure you go to Bobbys- the oldest vegetarian Indian restaurant in the UK, I believe and all the Indian sweet shops and hardware stores too.
So a person who is (probably) Pakistani and (probably) Muslim gets into a nasty spot over what is (probably) a cultural misunderstanding, and somebody recommends they go to Leicester for a Diwali celebration.

If a Christian white person got into a tight spot in Aldi, would you be recommending they go to Buenos Aires to celebrate the Mormon new year?

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Well, when I was in India a lot of people greeted me by saying 'hello, how are you'. This is a greeting from English speaking people used mostly by Christians. I am neither of those. To assume I am American or English (or whaterver) just because I was wearing western clothes and my skin colour is white I never thought of this was ignorant.
What planet are you living on?

Saying 'hello' has nothing to do with your religion. Saying Namaste or Salaam or Shalom does.
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It's an Indian greeting used mostly by Hindus.

We are neither of those and to assume we are just because we have traditional clothes on and are brown is ignorant.
"I was taking a walk in a town in Asia that shall remain nameless, enjoying the sights and minding my own business.
To my surprise, people would smile at me and greet me with a loud "Good Morning!".

Bunch of ignorants, I thought. Can't they see my mullet??? I'm even wearing white socks and sandals, FFS. Do they need more clues???

Really, some people!!!"
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