Saturday, December 29, 2007

Situation Sunday # 39

To Air is Human to forgive is divine....Last week should have been #38, and I some how put # 28 on post...No one noticed or remained silent as the many of you do, so now the numbers are correct and perhaps even You might might even speak up now.....Balls or peas?

Situation # 1

1} Your boss who has done everything in the book to tick every one off at one time or another in a office of 7 people presents you with with a Birthday card.....as you open it it is a used card that was presented to her on her last birthday. Her name is crossed out and replaced by your name.......What do you do or say?

2} You have no issues with being White, Mexican, Polish or black or yellow. Your boss who is black and dealing with 7 co workers at times, that are white....you notice that they say to another worker " You apple pie people. You remain silent and the person that it is said to laughs it off. The holidays rolls around and the boss says I am going to bring some culture to you all....and servers you a dinner of fried chicken and collard greens. Do you feel that this is racism, and if so what do you do?

3} The bank in your neighbor hood has been robbed. They caught the guy running out of the park by your house. No money was found on him.
They searched the area for days and no loot was found. You are out walking your dog....he wonders off the path and you go after him.....He starts digging in the woods and unearths the loot from the bank robbery......no one is around.....what do you do?

2 comments:

The printed page said...

#1 - I wouldn't bring it up. Why make an issue out of something you can't do anything about. Say thank you and move on. Though in my work group everyone else would have a comment or two, or three.

#2 - I don't. Fried chicken and collard greens is cultural food eaten through out the U.S. though mainly in the southern states. It isn't eaten mainly by one particular race of people and not another. I consider it exposure not racism.

#3 - Contact the police department and turn it in. It's just the right thing to do. I wouldn't be able to live with the self-imposed guilt if I did anything else with it.

Amazed said...

I just found this on the meme page.
#1- I would laugh. What a funny, funny card! Especially the crossing the name out part. VERY funny!
#2- Heavens, don't be offended. We all need to laugh at ourselves. I wouldn't mind being called apple pie....and I would love being treating to a new culture. As far as being racist. Aren't we all co-workers (in the human race.) Let's not go looking for a reason to be upset with people. Again, just say yum!
#3- of course you would turn it in? Who we dealing with here? But down deep inside, I might be hoping for a reward. Even a little one. Even a "let's buy you lunch?" Isn't your name in the paper enough. Well, that and lunch.....

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