Aisha and Bob: A Conversation in Stereotypes
[Editor's Note: Ever had a conversation with someone and felt like they weren't talking to you, but your ethnicity -- or at least their exoticized fantasies of your ethnicity?
Aisha Iqbal has a hilarious take on this. --Grace]
Bob: Hi. I'm Bob.
Me: Nice to meet you. I'm Aisha.
Bob: Oh man. I gotta tell you. I love Indian Food! And Vindaloo? It rocks.
Never had vindaloo. Not from India. But glad to hear of your devotion to Indian food.
Me: Oh, that's nice.
Bob: I've always wanted to go to India and visit an ashram and learn yoga. You must do great yoga.