My wife suffered a little foot in mouth today!

@muscare (3069)
Australia
July 25, 2007 3:25am CST
Now before I tell you what happened, I'd like to say that my wife and I are in no way racist, and here's what happened. We were in the city supermarket doing our shopping, and as the bananas at our local covenience store were overpriced and overripe, I pointed out the lovely yellow bananas and asked if she'd like some. She responded with 'Yes, at least they are not black'. She looked up to see a huge black man standing there, and quickly added ' or split and squashy!' The man didn't say anything, so we assume he knew we meant the bananas! Have you ever had to do some quick thinking to get out of a spot?
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• Canada
25 Jul 07
hahahahaha If anyone would find that racist, they are over-sensitive people. Of course she was talking about the bananas. I'm glad that she was quick enough to confirm that she was talking about the bananas, which DO turn black when they're too mature to eat.
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
Yes, the only thing they are good for is making banana cakes!
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
15 Aug 07
that's really funny muscare! well, bananas also refer to chinese / asians who are yellow on the outside but white (americanised) on the inside! anyway, over-ripe black bananas are also good for this local dish called goreng pisang, or deep fried bananas in batter!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
Bananas also refer to others as well, I didn't know that. Deep fried bananas in batter sounds nice. Not real healthy, but nice anyway. Thanks for your response.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
12 Aug 07
Oh my goodness, I could just feel the embarrassing flush come over her face as she looked at him...LOL....Classic..
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
13 Aug 07
Yep, was a good laugh for later on though, lol!
• United States
29 Jul 07
I understand what ya mean. Its happened to me a bunch of times lol It was a funny coincidence in bad timing that gives ya a chuckle afterwards....
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
30 Jul 07
Yeah, and if these bad timings help to give us a chuckle later, they can't be a bad thing!
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
25 Jul 07
Ive never been in the situation. But where Im from, there is barely any black people. Ive only actually met one in person in my entire life.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
In the end, there really wasn't any situation, my wife was just a little embarrassed by the timing of her words.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
25 Jul 07
Hey. For starters, I dont think you were ever in a spot, with the huge man standing there and not saying anything about it... It does not by any means sound racial at all...
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
No, he didn't say anything, he had a bit of a glance and obviously worked out what my wife was talking about.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I don't think the man thought anything of it. I also don't think your wife had to explain herself. She wasn't saying anything racist. Just curious why you guys felt so paraniod? It wasn't anything to be all "omg" about.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
We weren't really that paranoid, but coming from an area where the man's nationality is rare, the timing was just so funny!