Lesson 74 – A Lesson in Etiquette

“Your legs are so white!”

“You don’t look Australian.”

“Where are you really from?”

“What nationality are you?”

“But where are you originally from?”

“You’re Jewish? So you’re not Australian?”

“So you come from Israel?”

“Why are you so pasty if you’re Australian?”

“You don’t sound very Australian.”

 

“Are you Irish?”

“Are you Italian?”

“Are you Greek?”

“Are you Spanish?”

“You’re too skinny. Don’t you eat?”

“Are you anorexic?”

“I bet you just don’t eat anything.”

All things that have been said to Tash.
Unsolicited things.
By strangers.

 

#yourewelcome

#yesmylegsareveryskinnyandverywhiteandtheyalwayshavebeenandalwayswillbe
#sorryifthefactthatimskinnymakesyoufeelbadaboutyourselficanthelpit
#thereisnosuchthingaslookingaustralianunlessyoureindigenous
#isoundaustralianbecausethatswhereimfromimsorryidontsoundthewayyoumayexpect
#religionandnationalityaretwodifferentthings
#andiveneverbeentoisraeldontevengetmestartedonthattopicrandomstranger

 

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