I get it all the time. “Are you Vietnamese?” “Are you from the Philippines?” “What is your nationality?”
I’m Chinese in case any of you were wondering. But really, customers come into work and ask me that. Like what? Are you really that curious that you have to ask me?!
I don’t even know what to say to people when they ask that. I usually say I’m from china. They usually nod their heads and say “oh” and then I hand them their menus and walk away.
Tonight some guy came in and asked if I’m from china and I said yes and then he tried to talk to me in Chinese. He wasn’t Chinese btw, he was just saying random words. And I was shaking my head and fake laughing. “Nope sorry I don’t know Chinese,” I said probably four or five times. I don’t know why people think this is okay. Honestly I think it’s kind of rude to abruptly ask a stranger what their ethnicity is.