my vietnamese manicurist has asked me if i was thai. i walk in to a salon and everyone nods at me in solidarity. everyone seems a little disappointed when i tell them i'm not. i've considered running with it, and have invented a history i may start using. im a vietnamese boat person. it may need some work.
another thing i hear all of the time is, "you look like the chick from the bride of chucky". not familiar with this cinematic gem, i looked it up. this is what i found:
i admit, there are worse people to look like, but on ugly days, im convinced that i look like frederick douglass: (with chinky eyes)
i've learned to adapt. whenever anyone is around with a camera, i try to do my best marty feldman impersonation so i won't look quiet so pat norita-ish in pics. so i look a little crazed. i can live with that.
it's just that people expect me to be so friggin' smart...good at math... and like i can be their hook-up on a great knock off handbag, or like they need to clutch their dogs in case i get hungry. What? it's true!