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February 24, 2013 / Vanilla Chocolate

Racial Preference – Pissed at Mac-Donald’s in Hi-tech City, Hyderabad.

Last Friday I had the chance to sneak out for a quick lunch meal at the Mac-Donald’s close to my office in Hi-Tech city Hyderabad. The place was all jam packed when I stood in the line to order our meal. Minutes went by and the queue slowly moved forth, finally it was my turn. I noticed a white woman and a white man standing in the queue next to me, given the location was close to an American out-sourcing hub I am presuming they were Americans.

I had placed my order a good ten minutes before they had even arrived in the other queue. I was dismayed to see that they were served their packs of french fried very pleasantly by staff there. I was pissed because I had noticed how I had been in the line for a longer time than them and how the staff there was treating them I am all for fairness and I felt it was very unfair. I stared at the staff for what was quite long before I had to yell out. I said – “Well, I have been standing in the line for more than 10 minutes while these guys are only here and yet you’ve served them the fries” I nodded my head. The speaking up did the trick and I got our french fries within the next 30 seconds.

I am sure had I been standing there looking at them, I would easily stood there for another 10 minutes. There was another white couple behind me who had just finished placing their order! I find this kind of racial preference utterly annoying. It is a little hard for Indians like me, who when go abroad are given less preferences because they are foreigners and within India people have this inferiority complex that they let white skinned people have the first take. In my opinion it should be fair and square. Everyone should have equal social rights.

What have your experiences been when it comes to people being given preference based on their skin color or nationality ?




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  1. sakshidayal / Feb 25 2013 12:38 am

    I know EXACTLY what you mean! I had a similar experience in the Delhi metro a couple of months back.

  2. Leigh / Sep 8 2015 2:11 pm

    I’m pretty sick of people thinking white people , especially white Americans get some sort of perk or advantage to life. To put it very bluntly horse shit !!! We notice things like you mentioned above , other being served before us also , we just don’t jump to the conclusion it’s because they are , whatever color they are. It’s all horse shit . Seriously so sick of it and offended by it, if every one is so so worried about offending others . It probably had more to do with whoever was gathering and took their order more than anything else. I’m in an interracial marriage , have interracial children , and I’m telling you ….. It’s horse shit !

  3. Taylor / Oct 10 2015 11:07 am

    The funny thing is in another post you literally stated that all Indians are rude and listed a bunch of negative traits about billions of Indian people. You’re no saint and quite racist yourself. Also again in this post you’re making vast judgments of an entire nation, not all Indians are obsessed with white skin or see them as superior, those guys at McDonald’s are. Judge people by individuality not their race.The only person with an inferior complex here is you.

  4. Manu / Oct 29 2015 9:37 pm

    What horse shit?? its not just the blogger, many of us have had the same experience too, especially in Goa. judging by looks and color is not a new thing in Goa. Since my bad experience, I have avoided such places in Goa, then its all fine. Looking forward to Sunburn this time. Cheers!

  5. Manu / Oct 29 2015 9:54 pm

    Hard rock cafe, Delhi allows free entry for foreigners. Even the treatment inside is too biased. We were waiting outside in a long queue to pay for the entry fee and those white people were easily getting through another queue without paying. First i thought that was the queue for re entry bt then i saw some whites pausing for a moment as if confused which way to go and starting to ask the bouncers; but they gracefully let them in; some had this guilty look on their face looking at us waiting in the long queue. Its a shame. When will this country learn?

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