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    Sorry if this is long and insignificant, i just don't really want to discuss it with anyone I actually know.


    So I went to the store today and was looking around. One of the shop assistants came up to me to ask if I needed any help or was looking for anything in particular:


    Me: No thanks, I found what I’m looking for just thinking about whither to buy it or not.

    Shop assistant: Don’t think, it’s not good to think you know. Do you know that?

    Me: Ignore/ forced smile

    Shop Assistant: Don’t think, just grab

    Me; Ignore

    Shop assistant: Where are you from? Are you from Somalia?

    Me: No

    Shop assistant: Are you from Africa?

    Me: Yes, but you know Africa is a BIG place?

    Shop assistant: Ok are you from Congo?

    Me: NO

    Shop assistant: Ok that’s all the places I know in Africa

    Me: WHAT!! Are you serious? ( I was genuinely shocked)

    Shop assistant: Yea I only no two places lol

    Me: You need a map, maybe try to start learning different places.

    Shop assistant: No can’t be bothered learnt all that stuff at school no point, that
    was when I did geography. Ok are you from Mongola?

    Me: You think that’s in Africa?

    Shop assistant: Urm, isn’t it?

    By this time I had to go, so just kind of walked off I did say bye.
    So I told my friend about this and she wasn’t shocked at all. This guy obviously went thought the education system (he told me). She basically told me I sounded stuck up. I did mention to her that I wanted to print a map and give it to him, as I’m a regular at the store (it’s down the road). She just looked at me with disgust.

    So did I over react?

    Do I need to recognise that some just don’t have knowledge in areas that I believe are basic, however may have knowledge in other areas?

    I mean I didn’t expect him to know which country I originate from, I was just shocked that he only knew two countries in Africa. Also the fact that he was just guessing random places yet appeared to be 100% serious.
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    How do I edit the title I forgot to put in "I"?
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    Dont lie to us, she didn't say "lol"
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    Reminds me of this dumb bint:

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    (Original post by Stems)
    How do I edit the title I forgot to put in "I"?
    I get the same problem. some people are just ignorant. Why did they even need to know where you are from?
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    haha, some people are just dumb, (including me) and no you didn't sound stuck-up, but you overreacted next time just tell them were you are from instead of letting them guess - this happens to me a lot and your friend sounds like a really stupid person (no offence)
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    No. Bringing a map into the store to give to him would be really petty though.

    Why did he ask where you were from anyway? Even if you had a strong accent which caught his attention, it seems a random question to ask in that situation.
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    No... I would have told him "you're bloody ignorant" and then walked out without buying anything.
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    I refuse to believe that someone said "lol" in real life.....
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    Believe it or not, a comprehensive understanding of the structure of Africa is not ordinarily a social necessity.
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    (Original post by supernova92)
    I refuse to believe that someone said "lol" in real life.....
    I always say it :P
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    (Original post by hasin_arshad)
    Dont lie to us, she didn't say "lol"
    He never said lol he just laughed


    (Original post by Sani-Insanity)
    I get the same problem. some people are just ignorant. Why did they even need to know where you are from?

    (Original post by Fandabidoze!)
    No. Bringing a map into the store to give to him would be really petty though.

    Why did he ask where you were from anyway? Even if you had a strong accent which caught his attention, it seems a random question to ask in that situation.
    I don't have a accent people always ask me where im from I get it like at least once a week. I thought that was normal. I just wanted to get him a map so he can learn from it . I wont do it
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    (Original post by SmileyGurl13)
    I always say it :P
    Done lie to us, its impossible to say "lol" in a natural real life conversation

    LOL
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    This whole thing sounds fabricated. Since when do shop keepers randomly approach you and guess where you're from?
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    (Original post by Stems)
    Sorry if this is long and insignificant, i just don't really want to discuss it with anyone I actually know.


    So I went to the store today and was looking around. One of the shop assistants came up to me to ask if I needed any help or was looking for anything in particular:


    Me: No thanks, I found what I’m looking for just thinking about whither to buy it or not.

    Shop assistant: Don’t think, it’s not good to think you know. Do you know that?

    Me: Ignore/ forced smile

    Shop Assistant: Don’t think, just grab

    Me; Ignore

    Shop assistant: Where are you from? Are you from Somalia?

    Me: No

    Shop assistant: Are you from Africa?

    Me: Yes, but you know Africa is a BIG place?

    Shop assistant: Ok are you from Congo?

    Me: NO

    Shop assistant: Ok that’s all the places I know in Africa

    Me: WHAT!! Are you serious? ( I was genuinely shocked)

    Shop assistant: Yea I only no two places lol

    Me: You need a map, maybe try to start learning different places.

    Shop assistant: No can’t be bothered learnt all that stuff at school no point, that
    was when I did geography. Ok are you from Mongola?

    Me: You think that’s in Africa?

    Shop assistant: Urm, isn’t it?

    By this time I had to go, so just kind of walked off I did say bye.
    So I told my friend about this and she wasn’t shocked at all. This guy obviously went thought the education system (he told me). She basically told me I sounded stuck up. I did mention to her that I wanted to print a map and give it to him, as I’m a regular at the store (it’s down the road). She just looked at me with disgust.

    So did I over react?

    Do I need to recognise that some just don’t have knowledge in areas that I believe are basic, however may have knowledge in other areas?

    I mean I didn’t expect him to know which country I originate from, I was just shocked that he only knew two countries in Africa. Also the fact that he was just guessing random places yet appeared to be 100% serious.
    no you don't sound stuck up but the assistant seems 'special'
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    Lol if someone said l.o.l. to me in person I'd be sad, cause it means I'm REALLY not funny
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    The important thing is twice, you rejected his attempts to conversate. He should have picked up on this and went on with his business out of courtesy and general respect.
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    This whole thing sounds fabricated. Since when do shop keepers randomly approach you and guess where you're from?
    I think if you live in the UK and aren't white/English looking, people have the tendency to ask just out of curiosity. Just from my experience.
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    (Original post by Stems)
    How do I edit the title I forgot to put in "I"?
    You don't you stuck up *****.
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    unfortunately, those people really exist...but i still cant believe you can be so stupid (or rather uneducated)
 
 
 
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