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#1: Having an older colleague stand in your office doorway
and suggest that you "jew down" a vendor.


Yeah. Happy Chanukkah to you too, Zog. Want new loincloth?


I'm amazed how the "it's just how I was raised" excuse continues to rate as numero uno when you call somebody on this. I got this excuse second this time, just behind, "It doesn't mean anything."

"Do you often go around work saying things that mean nothing?" was my first response.

"It doesn't matter how you were raised," was my second. "It's offensive and insulting and you're both old enough and smart enough to understand that all on your own."


Oddly, I wasn't furious or shaking or any of the deeply emotional responses I usually get in the face of something like this. I was calm and set him straight and watched him become cowed and apologize. I wasn't ragey; I felt sorry for the guy and his utter, complete pig ignorance.


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