If you're from Africa, why are you white?
Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white.
As I've said before, I am a lacrosse coach. After one practice I gave one of the other coaches a ride. She got on the phone and was definitely talking to someone in a romantic way. When she got off the phone, I of course had to ask her about her boyfriend....nope it was her girlfriend. Now when I find myself in a situation when I have made the wrong assumption, more often then not I make it worse by continuing to talk about it. That is NOT my official advice on how to deal with this. Sometimes it's just better to walk away from whatever topic. Life isn't always as easy as my blog, so yes I just kept on talking.
It was ignorant of me in this day and age to assume anything about anyone. It's one the things I love about being young in this country. You can be you. However, we do have to learn to change our vocabulary. Perhaps I should have asked if that was someone she was dating, rather then boyfriend.
Well, lesson learned. I wouldn't want anyone to assume anything about me so I shouldn't assume anything about others.