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“Too bad about all the damn Cubans down there.”
“You don’t want to buy a house, it’s too much trouble.”
“He’s totally white on the inside.”
“I don’t understand how you actually have a round butt and big boobs. I mean, you’re Asian for crying out loud!”
As I'm recovering from anesthesia, I heard the following conversation with a nurse and the patient next to me::
Nurse:: Your anesthesiologist will be here soon. His name is Dr. Duang.
Patient:: Huh? Duang?
Nurse:: Yes, he's a very go-
Patient, sounding very offended:: Does he speak any English?!
I felt a lot of things. Slight guilt that I had been unable to speak up, sadness for the incredibly wonderful anesthesiologist (who had helped with my surgery) having to deal with a clearly racist patient, and disgust at the assumption that a man with an East Asian last name would not speak English.