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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

You want a white kid, right?

Seriously a man said that to me. I thought we were having an intelligent conversation up to THAT point LOL.
At the yard sale a gentlemen asked me why I was having a yard sale, joking because I was holding my baby who was getting cranky and giving prices and answering questions all at once. I told him the ONLY reason was to raise funds to help with our adoption expenses. We got to talking and it turns out his daughter is a lawyer in NY and his son works with the state to remove kids that are neglected and not wanted (sad). He asked how much we were spending? Mind you he was from NY and a straight shooter, just said what he was thinking. I said "the same amount as a new car" He goes "that is Bull****" Ok....yes is ;P Anyway he tells me his kids have connections and he will give them my # so I can adopt a kid who needs a home without lining someones pocket. I explain the costs involved with caring for orphans etc, but I dont think he got it. Anyway as he is walking away he turns and says quietly "You want a white kid right?" Clearly NOT noticing my beautiful brown Guatemalan princesa ! I said no I already have 2 and they are over rated. LOL ! No, I didnt but I thought it. Stupid right? He apologized and said he just wanted to be sure. Oy. I had another older guy ask me why we werent adopting from THIS country? I said "why dont you?" His reply was "Well I am 60 ! " Well we all have our reasons." Really though everyone was very kind and supportive of our plans. We had many folks say "God Bless You" which is always awesome :)
Luckily I am not easily offended, and I dont think he meant to be offensive, but was tactless. You gotta just roll with it :)

1 comment:

Tamara B said...

I hope your comments go to your email because I'll comment as I read...

Can't believe what some people say. Of course it can be done with tact but I think a lot of people are just curious and a little ignorant.

"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -(Mahatma Gandhi)