Sunday, February 27, 2011

You are not an Indian.

One of the newer servers drives me up a wall. She seems perfectly nice, but I just can't get past the way she dresses. Or rather, the way she accessorizes. She always wears the same pair of rainbow striped plastic hoop earrings, which aren't my thing but whatever. But she also has pheasant-like feathers woven into her hair, wears carved bead necklaces, braids her hair in side braids, and wears these headbands across her forehead. Every time I look at her, I want to shake her and scream, "You are not an Indian!"


I think what irritates me the most, though, is how she keeps very tanned to go along with this look. If you're going to try to pass your tan off as a native skintone, you shouldn't wear goggles in the tanning bed.

6 comments:

SkippyMom said...

Oh dear. How strange is that.

I can see why she would drive you bonkers. I don't know if I could keep my mouth shut much longer.

Jeni said...

weird. but as for color, i am a percentage native american and white as a ghost...

The Restaurant Manager said...

Good advice on the goggles :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jeni. I don't look Native American at all, but it doesn't change the fact that I am part Cherokee.

Though I can understand why the tan thing would bug you.

purplegirl said...

She may have native heritage, I don't know. If she were wearing necklaces that looked like one-of-a-kind artwork I might think that; but the mass-produced Aeropostale-ish vaguely Indian-looking stuff she wears makes it seem like she's just trying to look 'cool'. Maybe I'll figure out a way to ask her one day. :)

LS said...

Maybe she is a "Cherohonkee."