It’s 8.25am-ish today and I am with my older sister in a commercial building going for an informational interview.
We enter the crammed lift and this woman and her friend are nattering away. My back is the woman who is speaking the most:
When I see Afros, I think it is so African
The comment looks very non-descript but the way she said it behind my back (literally) to me was just plain rude. Her and her friend burst into laughter
thereafter and it was blatantly obvious that they were talking about me.
What I do not understand is why do some women do this? I don’t want to be a bitch and say it is a Tanzanian thing but since I have been here, going to the
hair salon with my SIL and going to the hair salon yesterday with a friend of mine, I have noticed that there is an innate bitchiness with a lot of women here
about other women’s hair.
I do not understand: if you do not have anything nice to say or constructive, how about you shut the F up? It made me feel embarrassed and self-aware.