I know you’re just a child, clearly you don’t know any better, yet why don’t your parents say something? I could try to be polite, I should try to be polite, after all I am the adult and you the child, but I tired of this cycle. I’m tired of being on the receiving end of quiet whispers that are far from subtle. I’m tired of the obnoxious and rude attempts to reposition where you are standing to get a better look. Do you really think you are being less rude by acting the way you are acting than by simple asking me a question?
And what is wrong with your parents, for that matter? You have tugged on their sleeve 7 times already and have whispered in their ear each time. I don’t speak your language, but there is no doubt about the content of your comments. The incessant pointing kind of gives it away.
Yes, my hand is different, but it’s not mutant. In fact, you look as different to me as my hand does from you. Your language is different. Your culture and style of dress are different. And yet my children and not staring at you. My children are not poking at my side, trying desperately to be my attention so they can point at you and ask me, “Why does she dress like that mommy, and what is with her hair, and why doesn’t she speak English?” They are not doing that to you, so why do you stare so intently and so rudely at me?