while i was working today, i received a chat on the chat system we use at work.
her first questions were mainly about the school. so yeah, i had to answer them.
she asked whether im a student and then i started to tell her about myself, where im from, what im studying.
then she asked.
"are you planning on being a terrorist?"
i was surprised, but i wasnt offended.
instead, i laughed.
why did i laugh?
then i told my workmate what she had said and he said that i dont need to answer her and just let her down nicely.
but then i said, 'No. many americans learn the same things that i do."
why wasnt i offended?
am i immune to the fact that people associate middle east/international students with terrorism?
is that a bad thing? the fact that im so...immune?
i don't know.
but she was a high school kid. not a very smart one, but still. i know that a lot of kids are ignorant and today the theory is actually proven.
but why am i not offended?