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    Weather today

    Any thoughts on the weather today?


    I think I am going to spend so much time in the sun that people will hire me for diversity quota.

    as a side note and not to sound too politically incorrect: I am Romanian so most of the people assume that I am gypsy anyway. (Despite having hints of blonde hair) I have immunity to make this type of joke.

    some people I think confuse RRomani with Romanian which are quite different. To save uncomfortable moments, I sometimes say that I am Russian. People like that, sounds dangerous.


    #2
    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
    Any thoughts on the weather today?


    I think I am going to spend so much time in the sun that people will hire me for diversity quota.

    as a side note and not to sound too politically incorrect: I am Romanian so most of the people assume that I am gypsy anyway. (Despite having hints of blonde hair) I have immunity to make this type of joke.

    some people I think confuse RRomani with Romanian which are quite different. To save uncomfortable moments, I sometimes say that I am Russian. People like that, sounds dangerous.
    So you believe because you are an ethnic minority (in this country) its ok to be racist?

    Can you see why this might be wrong?

    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #3
      Originally posted by vetran View Post

      So you believe because you are an ethnic minority (in this country) its ok to be racist?

      Can you see why this might be wrong?
      I think it says more about the “virtue signalling” that companies are doing and hiring candidates solely based on minority aspects.
      Meritocracy has been long forgotten.


      frankly I don’t think there is anything racist in my post.

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        #4
        Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post

        I think it says more about the “virtue signalling” that companies are doing and hiring candidates solely based on minority aspects.
        Meritocracy has been long forgotten.


        frankly I don’t think there is anything racist in my post.
        I agree, I'm not seeing anything in your post that's racist. You're describing that people mistake you for a member of a minority group and that it doesn't cause you offense.

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          #5
          Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

          I agree, I'm not seeing anything in your post that's racist. You're describing that people mistake you for a member of a minority group and that it doesn't cause you offense.
          People can take offence from whatever they want. I still stand by what I said.

          I don't think I said I mind being called a gypsy, I frankly don't care, I had friends while growing up of that ethnicity. We were all the same.
          I just see the reaction on people's face when you say it. That is all you need to see in this regards. When you have a conversation with someone it is all going fine then you mention Romania and you see their face change with disgust.

          In britain there are three classes, 1st class... the usual, second class are minorities, third class - eastern europeans and gypsies. No matter how the amount of "affirmative action" most of british people are tacit racists. I don't think you could change that.


          It wasn't what I was initially after but hopefully it helps people be more aware.


          BR14 please come back and tell me to go back home...

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            #6
            I grew up thinking everyone from Romania was related to Dracula, if that helps...

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              #7
              My favourite leather worker is Romanian

              I spent today making the most of the sunshine by meeting a friend for brunch & then a trip to JT Batchelor to stock up on the dead cow

              I discovered a most beautiful green dyed cow hide that is slightly mottled, I am thinking it will make a good bag that is designed to look like an alien egg, with requisite face hugger crawling up the side

              but now have enough veg tan to finish current back pack / handbag for goth days as it looks like a coffin

              hope you all get to enjoy the day star !
              Growing old is mandatory
              Growing up is optional

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                #8
                Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

                I agree, I'm not seeing anything in your post that's racist. You're describing that people mistake you for a member of a minority group and that it doesn't cause you offense.
                Maybe I'm being too literal but me suggesting to HR that now I have a suntan I can be counted as a diversity hire might be unwelcome.
                "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by vetran View Post

                  Maybe I'm being too literal but me suggesting to HR that now I have a suntan I can be counted as a diversity hire might be unwelcome.
                  I think you are being too literal. I definitely took it as a joke and not a serious statement.

                  I didn't know CUK had a human remains department to report the post to, tbh

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by vetran View Post

                    Maybe I'm being too literal but me suggesting to HR that now I have a suntan I can be counted as a diversity hire might be unwelcome.
                    That’s the fun of it. It would be considered so out of order that they won’t dare to ask if it is a suntan.
                    Probably you could get fired for a lot less than that anyway.

                    People are too gullible about the diversity and life actually matters.
                    No life matters, You are all worthless and the establishment doesn’t give a sod if you exist or not.
                    they are just using it to distract people from the actual issues and divisions in our society.
                    Last edited by GigiBronz; 27 May 2021, 17:02.

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