Friday, September 02, 2005

Why are some people so ignorant?!?

Yesterday, a real estate agent that used to work in our office came into my office to say hello. I had heard through the grapevine that she had made some biased comments about our adoption (why are they not adopting a white child?) When she walked in she first asked me how my son was doing in college and when I told her that he was doing very well she went on to ask me whether we were still going though with that "thing" that we were doing? I responded with "Do you mean adopting our baby?" She then said yes and had the audacity to ask me if I knew what a commitment this was? What?!*@@? Was she kidding? I have raised a son to adulthood!! Even if I had not; I am an adult. Would she have asked me that same question if I was pregnant? I think not!! I wanted to spit profanity at her and throw her out of my office but I politely told her that I certainly knew what I was doing and that I was very busy so I would have to get back to work. Ok...Lori...Breathe and turn the other cheek!


Toby & Charlie said...

Oh Lori I'm sorry. You have officially been inducted into the international Chinese adoption family by having this unpleasant encounter. It is not about you or Katie Starr at all and hard as it was to do you were wise to ignore it. People like that want to engage you and by not doing so you frustrated her.
So you win. :^D

Lori said...


Thank you so much for your support. It has been so nice to get to know so many wonderful people in the international adoption community and I look forward to many wonderful times ahead. It is so nice to vent on this blog BTW. :)


Lee-Anne said...

Dear Lord - dontcha just wish you didn't have a conscience, so you could stratch her eyes out - and not feel bad about it!!! Hang in there! You are sooo doin the right thing! Cheers from a waiting mum in Australia (Lee-Anne)

Dunn Family said...

You were WAY too calm with that lady...I would never grace her with my presence again...what an idiot.
Just saying what I feel after reading that blog!
Congratulations on being the bigger person..I would of just told her off and probably gotten fired!