Tuesday, 30 April 2013
The kids are on their way home from school. I can hear the little boys run by, yelling insults at each other.
"baka!" says one.
"BAKA!" says another, louder.
"AHO!" chimes a third, upping the ante.
"aho baka!" says the first boy, trying hard to keep up.
"Amerika-jin baabaa!" yells the second boy and dashes off down a side street. The other two are silent. Apparently this insult can't be topped.
I briefly consider jumping out behind the curtain and giving them some lecture on culture awareness and multiculturalism and... but I can't help myself as I start to giggle.
I'll just chalk it up to yet another reason why I'm glad to be Canadian.