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It Came From Planet Aylia says: "My husband's mad Auntie Joan accused the man seven doors down of stealing her milk as he was the first black neighbour she had. She doesn't even get her milk delivered." Tell us about casual racism from oldies.

Thanks to Brayn Dedd who suggested this too

(, Thu 27 Oct 2011, 11:54)
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A very uncomfortable meet-the-parents...
My (ex)girlfriend and I went to her parents house after six months of dating. I'd managed so far without having to meet any of them and was very pleased with myself, but the day had inevitably come. I hired a car to drive us there (in case I should need a quick escape) and on arrival on a crisp snowy morning in the Scottish Highlands we were greeted at the door by her parents. A lovely couple, who warmed to me immediately, as I did to them. Next came the first uncomfortable moment where we entered the house to find her entire family waiting to meet me. I mean ENTIRE family. Mother, father, sister, brother, cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents. So after a four hour drive along the snowy, windy roads I was now faced with a sea of faces to meet and greet.

Somehow, I got through it. Well most of it, until I was introduced to her grandad, who was in deep conversation with her grandmother and hadn't looked up once. He turned to me and without hesitation said: "You're a darkie?!" He then turned to his granddaughter and asked "What's wrong with you? Could you not find a decent white boy?"

Now as a long-term b3ta and sickipedian, I found this outburst to be an excellent icebreaker. And replied: "What's wrong gramps? I thought everyone was here to get their shoes shined!" and chuckled heartily.

I don't know if it was just that everyone was embarrassed or offended by the exchange, but the rest of that afternoon was very stilted. We left early and headed home.

A massive argument on the drive home about my conduct, no invites at all to any family functions and the inevitable end of the relationship a few months later.
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 5:56, 7 replies)
You are too good for them.
In fact, your line was rather very completely excellent.
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 6:23, closed)
very funny!
I dont think it would have mattered what you would have said :(
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 8:37, closed)
Good comeback.
Well rid, I think, if they couldn't see the funny side of your comment (and the fact that you were trying to defuse an awkward situation) then bugger them.
Not literally, that would be weird.
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 10:39, closed)
That is not on
You deal with an extremely rude comment in a rather excellent fashion, and get told off for "inappropriate behaviour"? Blergh.
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 10:46, closed)
Maybe you have a repellent laugh?
Or, maybe they're all just a racist as gramps, but hiding it beneath a veneer of pleasantries?

Which is more likely? Hmm... *strokes chin*
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 11:15, closed)
Wait, what?
Surely gramps' comment gave you a free pass?
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 17:41, closed)
Wow, she was a real piece of shit.
She should have been very proud of you for being witty and not simply decking the old cunt. I know if my family behaved that way towards someone I was seeing I'd tell them to fuck right off.
(, Fri 28 Oct 2011, 17:54, closed)

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