Here we go again
If you have already read/seen this on Instagram, apologies for the repeat, but it’s too funny not to share.
While chomping down on some supermarket cheese and what seemed like pre-packed fruits dumped on a nice platter at the wedding reception this weekend, my brother-in-law and I were chatting with one of the groom’s friends. At some point, the guy asked where we were from.
Now usually I try to avoid this question when I am in, uh, how do I say this? Certain parts of the country (essentially the South and small towns). Why, you ask? Because I start getting stupid and annoying questions.
So I let my brother-in-law answer and hoped this guy would not then ask me.
But he did, because of course. I thought, well here we go again…
Random guy at wedding: And where are you from? Abingdon? (VA)
Me: No. Lebanon.
Guy: Lebanon, PA?
Me: No, Lebanon the- (really not letting me answer at this point and desperately wanted to guess it appeared)
Guy: Lebanon, VA?
Me: No. Lebanon the country.
Guy: *takes a second to figure out where Lebanon is* Oh. But you’re whiter than me!
Me: Well, we have white people in Lebanon.
Guy: Oh *surprised look*
This is not the first time someone has made this comment so I really wasn’t surprised. I saw the look on my brother-in-law’s face out of the corner of my eye and he was desperately trying to keep from bursting out laughing (as was I).
About ten minutes later, I was asked the same question by someone else and again, they kept guessing some small podunk-town called Lebanon in one of the states here in the US. And of course the look of surprise appeared on their face when I told them “the country.”
Ugh people. Read news on the internet or something.