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October 27, 2013
At Whole Foods this morning, a little Asian lady about my age ever so lightly hit my cart with hers in the cleaning supplies aisle as she was passing by en route to the Mrs. Meyer's. She laughed gently and said, "I'm so sorry! It's my bad driving!" I laughed, Casablanca scrubbing sponges in hand, assured her it was no problem at all, and apologized for being in the way (which I was, a little). Does it make me horribly racist because I immediately wondered if she made the reference to her "bad driving" in acquiescent acknowledgment of the stereotype?