Hi all, I had a weird conversation today. Just wanted to run it by you.
A friend of mine (American, not really relevant, but just some background) was chatting with me online today. I was telling him about an activity i was doing with my Indian friend, and then this happened:
HIM: does she wear a dot on her forehead?
ME: No, she does not wear a pottu
HIM: Then how do you know she is Indian?
ME: she is Indian as I am Chinese.
HIM: So she is an American indian?
ME: No, she is an Asian Indian.
HIM: All of them wear it, or they are frowned upon and banned from their homes.
ME: (not sure if he was joking or serious) She's not Hindu
HIM: And not all Englishmen are English...so what's your point?
ME: i don't get your point?
HIM: because you are using google for your answers.
ME: She's indian who is not hindu and does not wear a pottu?
At this point, i thought i better give up and just let the conversation die. So:
ME: Sorry, i have never heard of any indian women who are disgraced and banned from their home for not wearing a pottu. Maybe u know something i don't. Going to bed now. Night.
And then i logged off.
We have always had amicable chats. I never thought there would be some drama over something so simple. Did i say something wrong to set him off?