The stereotyping about christians and muslims was so blatant that it was funny. In a way. It is strange to see though that among young people (I was made that quite clear in the bathroom when a girl said to me “Gee, I’ve never seen someone your age in his place.” Thank you dear, you just made my day), the old antics are alive and kicking. You’d think that after so many years these ideas would somehow have eroded. At least slightly. But they’re still there, and they’re not even skin-deep, they’re right out in the open.
We were stereotyped pretty seriously too. When we packed up to leave, one particular adhesive guy suggested we take him home as well. “Shou, why not, I’m modern?” he said. WTF!? Modern? And he’s suggesting I take his sorry ass home?
I guess I’m just too old for this game. What worries me a little is that I’ve got 2 kids coming up through this society.