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Thursday, April 12, 2007

He's having a laugh

A slightly awkward moment today in the office (for real, in the office, but it was a The Office moment a la Ricky Gervais ). Co-worker #1 of middle Eastern appearance standing over the shoulder of co-worker #2 of German nationality saying, and I quote: "SCHNELL! SCHNELL!" as if urging him to type faster. Now, apart from the problematic grammar, is this on? I'm assuming there are only a few choice phrases co-worker #1 actually knows in German and I'm also assuming he learned all of them from WWII movies. Now, even if we give him the benefit of the doubt, I'm still of a mind to say this was a slur, and at the very least insensitive. I'm just glad that I was an extra in all of this and not somebody with any lines.

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