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Let's forget husbands, back on topic, s'il vous plait
Might I suggest an egg and lemon facial?
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Old 26.07.2011, 15:53
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I dont know many men who'd have hair long enough to resemble you

ah didn't read first part of post - I now have a mental picture of Helms husband
What are you nasty girls/boys insinuating here? (Though he does have long, blond hair)

Someone please keep Musick Chick away from me on possible EF events! If I drink too much, I might go home with the wrong one!
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Old 26.07.2011, 15:55
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Re: 4 racist men pick on 5ft.2" oriental woman.

To Sandgrounder,
You're right but how else should I have described him? 'An overweight Kojak lookalike with rude manners.'
Yes definitely a generalisation on my part too but I wasn't in the mood to describe him as otherwise.

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Old 26.07.2011, 15:56
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If I drink too much, I might go home with the wrong one!

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Hello to all EF members!

The film crew decided that a 'pit stop' was in order before heading home to edit all the work we had documented. I waited a couple of metres away from them as they took their place in the queue at a food van. As I stood there four men, sat at a table beside me, began to express their racist views amongst themselves, but loud enough so that I could hear. "Soon there'll be no more Swiss left in this country because of all these *!**'n foreigners," said the Nazi-looking pot-bellied Skinhead, wearing a black leather biker's jacket. He then continued to say what a joke it was that an oriental girl could speak French, taking the pi*s out of the way I had asked my boss if it was possible to have my duck sandwich 'à point'. I stayed put; my anger escalating to a magnum level making me feel like a mental nutcase itching to get out of its straitjacket.
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Old 26.07.2011, 16:13
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Re: 4 racist men pick on 5ft.2" oriental woman.

To Ceppych,
Lol, I like that one! But the shape of the egg is going to remind me of Kojak's lookalike.

To Ouchboy,
Yes it annoys me that I'm still mulling over the event in my head. I can't shrug certain things off too easily. The guys would be having a field day if they realised how much it's got to me.

To monkeynut,
Kung Fu - no. Am I laughing? (yes!)

To lost_inbroad,
Summary= was it necessary for these men to be rude to a lone female minding her own business? People are entitled to their racist views.
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Old 26.07.2011, 16:19
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What are you nasty girls/boys insinuating here? (Though he does have long, blond hair)

Someone please keep Musick Chick away from me on possible EF events! If I drink too much, I might go home with the wrong one!
There is no wrong MC, baby..
All MCs are the bestest .

Phoenix, if you want, we can pull together a few chicks and visit you at your lunch break? Work cafet? We will be noisy, burp and eat with our hands.
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Old 26.07.2011, 16:23
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To lost_inbroad,
Summary= was it necessary for these men to be rude to a lone female minding her own business? People are entitled to their racist views.
First of all, I'd like to say that I feel sorry you had to go through that, and hope you soon discover more positive aspects of Switzerland and meet friendly people who will help you get over this experince.

But I'd also like to say, that taking a certain interest in alcohol myself, I do get to hang around places where there are also people whose interest in the bottle is maybe a bit stronger than my own. In other words, sometimes people get drunk. And drunk people will spout all sorts of nonsense. Probably their sober selves would be deeply ashamed if they could see what they were doing and if you recorded it and played it back to them the next day they'd probably beg you on their knees to delete it. I've heard worse than what you describe from people who in normal life are totally friendly and respectable. So don't judge them by it. Maybe the alcohol helps bring up suppressed sentiments. That is often the case with a lone drunk. But in groups its quite often one trying to outdo the other for the sheer stupidity and pointlessness of what they are saying and there's often no or very little true feeling behind it. I don't know if that will make you feel any better but may help you understand.
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Old 26.07.2011, 16:34
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Phoenix, if you want, we can pull together a few chicks and visit you at your lunch break? Work cafet? We will be noisy, burp and eat with our hands.
Oh no, I couldn't eat with my hands. People might say that I'm the unrefined foreigner who doesn't know how to use cutlery.
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Old 26.07.2011, 16:44
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Oh no, I couldn't eat with my hands. People might say that I'm the unrefined foreigner who doesn't know how to use cutlery.
Well, that's the point, we need to overfit their stereotype so well that they will get the hint, hahaha...speaking tongues, roaring, throwing chicken legs at eachother ...I bet they would start filming us, though.

I think if you regularly work with this crew, then they were testing you, that's why you were actually able to hear them. Don't let it phase you, there might be more tests, but who cares. You can always offload here. You apparently are so important that they go through all this silly effort.
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First of all, I'd like to say that I feel sorry you had to go through that, and hope you soon discover more positive aspects of Switzerland and meet friendly people who will help you get over this experince.

But I'd also like to say, that taking a certain interest in alcohol myself, I do get to hang around places where there are also people whose interest in the bottle is maybe a bit stronger than my own. In other words, sometimes people get drunk. And drunk people will spout all sorts of nonsense. Probably their sober selves would be deeply ashamed if they could see what they were doing and if you recorded it and played it back to them the next day they'd probably beg you on their knees to delete it. I've heard worse than what you describe from people who in normal life are totally friendly and respectable. So don't judge them by it. Maybe the alcohol helps bring up suppressed sentiments. That is often the case with a lone drunk. But in groups its quite often one trying to outdo the other for the sheer stupidity and pointlessness of what they are saying and there's often no or very little true feeling behind it. I don't know if that will make you feel any better but may help you understand.
Brilliant, let's give drunk drivers and drunken wife-beaters a pass too! They probably "didn't mean it" either.
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Old 26.07.2011, 16:57
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The most insane is my husband, the blue eyed blond german, suffers way more racism than me, at work, everyday. Always loud comments against foreigners, Germans in particular. It hurts, but we found out the hard way, it is best to ignore than fight.

Sounds cliché, but don't lower yourself to the degading level of a racist. The fact that you hautignly ignore them will hurt them more than a verbal confrotation.

Remember, the wonderful thing is we are all from a big melting pot, and we should be proud of our etnic/cultural/physical origins, no matter what some morrons might say!

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With reference to your husband, wow, that's news to me! I always had the impression that having an Aryan appearance was less likely to be a target for racism.
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Old 26.07.2011, 17:05
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With reference to your husband, wow, that's news to me! I always had the impression that having an Aryan appearance was less likely to be a target for racism.
Nope. To be honest, regardless of your skin colour, as long as one narrow minded person who is different from you, on this world exists, you will always be a target of racists, xenophobes and bigots.

Come on, dont tell me you havent come across Asians who are racist towards Westerners too?
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Why are you afraid? They didn't have the guts to say or do something directly in your face, so why are you scared of bumping into them again? Xenophobia is a fear: They are scared of unfamiliar people... that's why you never meet a single skinhead - he will wear a cap...
I'm afraid because I don't know if I could handle seeing them again.

Is xenophobia really a fear? From the way I saw it, the malice showed pure disgust that I existed. But not a fear in the true sense of the word, xenophobia.

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Old 26.07.2011, 17:12
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Is xenophobia really a fear?
uh?

xeno - phobia = Greek or some other dead langauge for fear of xeno

my maths teacher at school often said his favourite word was xenophobophobia, though I'm still not sure whether that's actually a word. If it is a word, be careful not to become one of those

It could be he was wrong, seeing he was French.
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Come on, dont tell me you havent come across Asians who are racist towards Westerners too?
Oh definitely, yes! And I've put them in their place because their opinions weren't, to me, valid. My step-parents are 'white' and we don't see eye to eye on the subject of Muslims. They're racist and yet they adopted an oriental . Now, t-h-a-t doesn't make sense!
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Well I ain't scared of xenophobes but chose not hang with them, if that counts..
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Old 26.07.2011, 17:20
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Well I ain't scared of xenophobes but chose not hang with them, if that counts..
I'm pleased to hear it. For a moment I feared it might not be so.
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Re: 4 racist men pick on 5ft.2" oriental woman.

Why do you think they coined 'Ignorance is bliss'?? IGNORE...why should mindless actions of 4 jobless men lower your confidence or mind frame? You're what you are and how does their view matter to you or your actions? They are not even worth your time. Live for yourself or your loved ones.
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Old 26.07.2011, 17:33
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im just wondering if you had used kung fu on them.... would that be ironic, poetic justice or just prove their point correct

so confusing these days
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