*crossposted from my personal blog*
This evening I went to a tea shop to get Ashleigh a kind of tea she likes made with milk and tapioca pearls. When I finished ordering the following dialogue ensued:
Asian Lady at the Register: Are you Irish?
Me: Uh, why?
Lady: You look like a cartoon of an Irish person.
Me: I look like a cartoon? I think I look Irish to you because of the red beard.
Lady: And you are wearing a green shirt and a hat (I’m wearing a gray fedora) like the cartoons.
Me: Well I’m not really Irish?
Lady: Oh Really, not at all?
Me: Well, maybe some, we are a mix of English, Scottish, and Irish I think
Lady: Oh you are Irish, I knew it.
So basically, she thought I looked like a leprechaun…a 6’2″ leprechaun