As I was returning to my table at the Thai restaurant, one of the patrons waved at me and said that dinner was delicious. I turned around and there was no waitstaff. No manager. No maitre’d. Just me.
I let it go. I mean, what can you do, really? It didn’t seem like a good choice of times to be “in your face” PC. A smart ass remark would have just ruined their evening. Plus, it wasn’t anything directed at me. Y’know, considering we all look alike. I didn’t say anything and just walked back to my table and told my friends. We laughed about it for a bit, and was quickly forgotten as everyone started talking about the rest of the night’s plans.
Racist incident, or honest mistake. Now, granted, this person probably doesn’t see too many of “my people” around where they live. And Thais, also being of the Malay persuasion (here come the mailings about Asian / Pacific Islander / Malay) their facial structure, skin tone, and overall “look” are similar to mine. So it’s understandable. I can see how this happened.
Most importantly, no harm was done to anyone, really.