Mom’s Awkward Airport Pick Up

Hey honey! I’m at the airport and there is a whole team of UCLA basketball players. How serious are you about your boyfriend? I know you like chocolate.

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    • 1.  Enna

      …mom? Is that you? Seriously, this is EXACTLY what my mom would say in a text.

      December 31, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    • 2.  Muti

      Enna–that most certainly was NOT me! I know you hate chocolate (and don’t think I’m missing the subtext here.)

      January 2, 2009 at 6:22 am

    • 3.  JM

      Wow. Speaking of awkward . . . .

      January 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    • 4.  Angelica

      Hahahaha, it’s mi madre :) She is well known among my friends for the ridiculous things she says.

      January 2, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    • 5.  Chase

      OMG that was awesome. Thanks for making me lol this morning!

      January 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    • 6.  JM

      Okay, what I meant by “awkward” was that Muti’s comment–and presumably Enna’s attitude–are freakin’ racist. How is it okay to say that someone “hates chocolate,” meaning black people? Did no one else have a problem with that? What the hell is going on here?

      January 5, 2009 at 2:01 am

    • 7.  Angelica

      No, I agree. It does come off as racist. And that really does bother me. Since clearly, as evidenced by my mother’s statement, I am more than accepting of people of all different ethnicities. Honestly, I just don’t know how to respond to that. I don’t understand that sort of thinking and do not feel that I could reply to Muti without absolutely losing my cool. So while typically I’m a big believer in calling people out on their prejudiced shit, I wonder if my energy might be better served somewhere else.

      January 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    • 8.  kelE

      Hmm…I hadn’t read the comments on here before JM, but I see what you’re saying.

      January 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    • 9.  Or...

      The comments about hating chocolate are less racist and more about preference. I can see both sides of this coin, though one attitude is tempered and the other a bit wacko.

      January 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    • 10.  JM

      Preference? *Maybe* if the comment were something like “but I know you like white chocolate” or something like that, but it wasn’t. The word was “hate.” Look at the comment again. Insensitive and inappropriate are the *best* things I can say about it.

      And way to hedge your bets with that “one attitude is tempered” deal. I don’t even care if you’re on my side. If you’re agreeing with me and that’s how you’re doing it, I’d rather you didn’t. Be against racism or don’t, but take a freakin’ stand. Your double-talk is the coward’s way out.

      January 8, 2009 at 1:31 am

    • 11.  Blonde Savant

      I thought it was racist and awkward too, and I didn’t know how to respond to it either. I was tempted to make pretty much the same comment as above, “Awkwaaaaaaard…”
      And I don’t think you can really justify it in any way since Muti specifically states “and don’t think I’m missing the subtext here”. He/she knew exactly what statement was being made. It is somewhat comforting to remember that Muti is more than likely just attempting to stir up trouble.

      January 8, 2009 at 8:32 am

    • 12.  JM

      I’m glad to know I’m not alone in this. I am not happy about this at all. As for how to how to respond to this kind of crap, just take a deep breath and say what you have to say. Stupidity like this shouldn’t slide.

      January 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    • 13.  stacey

      wow…. comments like Muti’s show exactly what is wrong in this world. People need to wake up. We only get one chance at life, why waste it hating people for no good reason?

      January 8, 2009 at 3:23 pm

      • 13.1  Sifou

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        June 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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    • 14.  Muti

      Mercy, what a firestorm! MY Enna really DOES hate chocolate. The candy. It has nothing to do with black people. She doesn’t hate people, she just doesn’t like chocolate. And AS IF I would offer my daughter up to a basketball team?!

      January 11, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    • 15.  Enna

      Wow what a shitstorm. No, I really do hate chocolate, the candy. It just came off oddly phrased.

      January 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    • 16.  Enna

      Also, I should state that I accidentally replied to this one instead of the wet farts ones. I apparently fail at the internet. My mother was mostly confused because a)I hate chocolate (again, people, the candy) b)my mother hates the kind of girls who date an entire sports team and c)I am getting married very very soon. That was more a of a reply to me like “WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY TO ME ENNA” than an attack on an entire race. Sorry if you felt insulted or for the confusion. Again, this all came off oddly phrased on both our parts.

      January 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm

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