Thursday, July 18, 2013
Say My Ethnic Name!
Just think of it this way before you say my name, say my name: what ever your instinct tells you to pronounce, ignore the hell out of it. Nor try and raise the infliction in your voice to distract me - you have basically called me a name of an 85 year old white woman. Pearl - really? Am I in 1816?
If you don't know how to say a name, ask! Bloody genius concept. When you reply to emails, stop trying to make me a Caucasian woman or a Caucasian man. My name is Parul Pandya. Learn it. Read it. Goggle it. My parents are from Africa, I am South Asian. I am born in England. I grew-up in Canada. Are you confused? Good. Say my ethnic name!!!
The kicker, how people mis-reply to emails with signatures. I even bold that ish. You can see it, say it with me - say my ethnic name!!! No, my name is not Pardeep or Manjeet, Priya or Pinkie Patel. It's Parul Pandya - say my muthaf$ckin name!!!
That's my organic Hindu beef.