About Bank: I miss racial profiling

23 Nov

Yes, I stopped working at my lovely bank two weeks ago but, I’m sorry, there are still so many gems of poo I have yet to share. Here is an exchange I had with a costumer who did not speak dat Inglersh very well.

As I’m giving him his money and ending the transaction…

Customer: Puerto Rican.

Tootsie: Excuse me?

Customer: Puerto Rican? You? Puerto Rican?

Tootsie: Ohhhh, no. No, I’m not Puerto Rican.

Customer: White! WHITE PEOPLE!

Tootsie: Yes… I’m white. Have a nice day!

2 Responses to “About Bank: I miss racial profiling”

  1. mooselicker November 25, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I was sitting at Penn Station in NYC alone at around 2 in the morning a few years back and some homeless guy came up to me while I was eating and said “Are you Spanish?” I said no then he walked away. I couldn’t look less Spanish. I guess that’s why he lost his job, his wife kicked him out, and he developed a drinking problem. Being able to guess a person’s nationality is what keeps us from falling through the cracks.

    • tootsiewoo November 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

      Exactly, it’s all we’ve got! I’m curious why he wanted to know if you were Spanish though? Maybe he was Jason Bourne and that was just a code word…I’m obviously watching the Bourne Trilogy at the moment. I’m usually asked if I’m Puerto Rican. If they’re Puerto Rican I say yes, otherwise I say no…

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