SCENE: Checking in for my appointment at Hall Health (clinic on UW campus).
White Receptionist: “Hellooooo, sweetie, can I have your name, please?”
Me: (states full name, including vaguely Scottish/British-sounding last name. Hands receptionist student ID card so as to expedite the process)
White Receptionist: “Oooh! You’re going to make it easy for me! I thought you were going to have one of those looooong ASIAN names that are just SO hard for me to figure out . . . . you know, except for Thai names, I’m good at those because they’re just so phonetic, you know . . . .”
Me: “Mmm-hmmm….” (grits teeth)