We’ve all been there. A nice, well-meaning stranger asks, “So, where are you from?”
“Right, but where are you really from?”
Sigh. So you indulge them by telling them where you’re really from.
And then they have the audacity to hit you with, “Really? But, you don’t look it!”
And that’s when it happens. The sarcasm that you’ve held back throughout the entire conversation comes bursting through the dam, and you employ every tired old stereotype possible to make your point.
After all, populations aren’t monoliths. They’re complex and diverse, and can’t be boxed into a type. So the next time a well-meaning stranger approaches you, with all their well-meaningness, here are some responses, courtesy of Twitter, that are right up your alley: