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Why are most English people wilfully ignorant?
I got into work on a freezing Friday morning and had expressed that it was cold. A British man then turned around and reeled off saying that I wouldn’t know what it means to be cold because I’m from Africa🙄.

Yes I’m from Africa but not from the desert 😐
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Why are most English people wilfully ignorant?
I got into work on a freezing Friday morning and had expressed that it was cold. A British man then turned around and reeled off saying that I wouldn’t know what it means to be cold because I’m from Africa🙄.

Yes I’m from Africa but not from the desert 😐
Bit touchy imo. Perhaps he has a different idea of what cold is. perhaps his tolerance is higher than yours?
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He obviously was being a prick with no sense of empathy !
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Deserts are very cold overnight.
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(Original post by LegalTom)
Why are most English people wilfully ignorant?
I got into work on a freezing Friday morning and had expressed that it was cold. A British man then turned around and reeled off saying that I wouldn’t know what it means to be cold because I’m from Africa🙄.

Yes I’m from Africa but not from the desert 😐
Probably a joke....
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[QUOTE=paul514;81521866]Probably
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Probably a joke....
His tone wasn’t like he was joking, it was more like trying to put me in my place!
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His tone wasn’t like he was joking, it was more like trying to put me in my place!
Could just be a dead pan joke.
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Probably doesn’t think it’s cold and decided to say so. No need to dwell on it.
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Isn't it willfully ignorant to generalize just because one geezer said that to you?
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Isn't it willfully ignorant to generalize just because one geezer said that to you?
And that deserts aren’t cold 🙂
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Isn't it willfully ignorant to generalize just because one geezer said that to you?
Trust me, I didn’t just draw that conclusion simply because of one bloke. I encounter series of absurdity from different Brit’s literally everyday.
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And that deserts aren’t cold 🙂
You’ve just confirmed my point. Hammering on the fact that deserts are cold at night and ignoring the general conception that it’s mainly hot.
“A desert is a large area of land, usually in a hot region, where there is almost no water, rain, trees, or plants.” Note that the definition said “usually"

Of course it gets cold at night but everyone knows that the desert equals hotness and dryness.

My post hasn’t specified that deserts are not cold. Not all deserts are cold and deserts have different classifications .
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Thanks, just what I need!
Pretty much.
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That’s a new one . Usually they’d say you do feel the cold because you’re African.
It just goes to show you can’t win and discussing weather with people of colour is a minefield that can only end with you being suspected of either being ignorant or racist even.
Which is why I never fail to mention the weather when discoursing with Africans .
IE when going to a public toilet in London ,receiving a suspicious email or receiving a Royal Mail parcel on the odd occasion they actually give me enough time to answer the bloody door.
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(Original post by LegalTom)
Why are most English people wilfully ignorant?
I got into work on a freezing Friday morning and had expressed that it was cold. A British man then turned around and reeled off saying that I wouldn’t know what it means to be cold because I’m from Africa🙄.

Yes I’m from Africa but not from the desert 😐
I used to live in Lesotho - never been so cold in my life. They even have a ski resort there. It snows so much in the winter and they don't have the concept of central heating.
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(Original post by LegalTom)
Why are most English people wilfully ignorant?
I got into work on a freezing Friday morning and had expressed that it was cold. A British man then turned around and reeled off saying that I wouldn’t know what it means to be cold because I’m from Africa🙄.

Yes I’m from Africa but not from the desert 😐
I'm sure there's eejits in Africa too.
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That’s a new one . Usually they’d say you do feel the cold because you’re African.
It just goes to show you can’t win and discussing weather with people of colour is a minefield that can only end with you being suspected of either being ignorant or racist even.
Which is why I never fail to mention the weather when discoursing with Africans .
IE when going to a public toilet in London ,receiving a suspicious email or receiving a Royal Mail parcel on the odd occasion they actually give me enough time to answer the bloody door.
You can always talk about the weather with people of colour the same way you do with Caucasians without any nuances attached!

I mean I can’t tell a white person that he doesn’t know what it means to be hot simply because he’s white- that’s plain stupidity.
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I'm sure there's eejits in Africa too.
Yeah, but you outweigh us in that manner!
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