No, where are you REALLY from?

For those who possess the ‘beige that don’t age’ gene there are two questions we often get.

First, where are you from?

Second, seriously where are you from from?

Of course, I understand the individual (almost) never has any real malice in mind. The inquiry stems from a color based curiosity that in jest is an altruistic anthropological exploration.

But why do I loathe this light-hearted interrogation more than getting an ethics lecture from someone who’s been a vegan for three weeks?