girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones

The Nazis bred that out of us

I always get taken by surprise by antisemitic remarks. It always puts me back into my shell and makes me wonder if I really should be so open about the fact that I am Jewish. I wish telling people I am didn't feel like some kind of secret about me that I had to disclose.

Today, the guy at work I was telling you about before said this, in response to my remark that I am going to a wedding in Israel:

Him: Is it a friend?
Me: No it's my cousin's?
Him: Are you Jewish?
Me: Yes.
Him: You don't look Jewish. You don't have a big nose or anything.
Me: *drinks from my bottle of water*
Him: There's nothing meant by it one way or another. It's just a remark.
Me: And if I didn't have the cultural baggage I come with, it would be.
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