1.) Two weeks ago I'm sitting outside my building on the phone and two indian guys are standing on their balcony scraping plates of food over it onto the walkway into the building. I went inside about 15 mins later and the two guys were coming out the lift. I said to them "Excuse me guys, but it would be better if you weren't to throw food out the window as it attracts seagulls and could attract rats"
1st Indian guy: "But its not old food, its newly been bought"
Me: "That's not my point mate, you're not understanding what I mean"
2nd asian guy: "Oh,why dont we understand? Just because we look different?"
Long story short, I had the police at the door asking me about a "racist incident" :
2.) Yesterday in a shop, I'm inside by the door when I see a black lady with a twin buggy coming towards the door, was about to open the door for her and she barks "Well, open the door for me then! " so I stood there holding the door open, then the buggy got jammed in a rack near the door while it was half in/half out the door. So I'm stood there for a good minute, holding the door, then she just walks out without looking at me or acknowledging me!
3.) After work yesterday I went to the library to print off a few things. A computer is sitting free so I log on. Two minutes later, a foreign woman (eastern european I'd guess) comes over "Hey, I was using that!"
Me: "I didn't realise, there was nobody sitting here "
Her: "I went outside, get off!!"
Me: "What's the attitude for? I said I didn't realise and apologised?"
Then she goes and gets one of the librarians (uh oh!!) who then tells me to shift as this woman was on first?!
Really had enough of this! Anybody else feel like they are an outsider in their own country???
The first example of the guys who pulled the racist card on you is just them being *******s, hopefully most people who come to England for better opportunities aren't so ungrateful.
The police were called for that?! I hope they were had for wasting police time
I just want to set out stall here though, I'm not tarring them all with same brush and I don't want yous thinking I harbour rascalist views, because I obviously don't! I had a friend who flirted with neo-Nazism and it wasn't for me at all.
Having said that, the one thing he said I think I can relate to, looking back, was him having to take his little brother to local doctors. There wasn't a single white face in the room and the boy, only about seven/eight years old, looked up at him and said "Ross, are we still in Britain?" and he looked down and said "Not any more son, not any more".
At the time I laughed it off and chalked it down to the combat18 meetings but these days I just don't know.
By the way, I'm Scottish. ironically, a lot of my prejudice towards the English, correlate to those of foreign nationals. Is this a good argument for Scottish independence? Now that I've answered parents back, I'll go to bed without any supper!