Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?

that's what one of Mr T's colleague was asked him today followed by:

Are you marrying Kristy just for the visa?

To which Mr T replied:

yes, because I want to give up being close to my friends and family and career just for the visa. We also went through 18 months of long distance where Kristy would often have to wait up to 1 or 2 am just so she could talk to me just for the visa.



jlp said...

I'd hate to get all hyper-sensitive here, but I wonder if the colleague would have asked that question if Mr. T were white. In fact, I wish Mr. T could find out without getting in trouble with anyone.

kristy said...

No I don't think you are being hyper-sensitive.

I have mentioned to him and he didnt think of it. Racism is quite new to him in some ways. Often I will pick up on something for example people raising the voice talking to him like he is deaf because of his appearance and his cute little accent. He just seems oblivious though.

On the weekend though we had a real estate agent who refused to give us an application form for no good reason and screamed at him for turning on a light and I can't help wonder if it was a race thing. She wasn't nice to anyone there but we were the only ones to be denied an application form. It's hard to know sometimes.

tekanji said...

Oh, Kristy, don't you know that an Asian man would never be interested in marrying a white woman unless it was for the visa? White women are side trips on their way to marriage with a nice, meek, Asian woman. [/sarcasm]

I think Mr. T's response was great. I probably would have just stared open mouth and called the co-worker a dirty word. Well, either that or called hir racist. Or both. Grr.

Marrying you for the visa, indeed... *walks away grumbling*