It was a casual water-cooler conversation in the office over the traditional Chinese snack in the kitchen that was brought over by a visiting co-worker from the China office a few days ago. It was a good gesture although, apparently, others may not like the snack much. The conversation went like this:
Person A: I wish they have chocolate in China
Person B: Have you been to China before?
Person A: WHY would I want to go to a third world country like China?
I was there but didn’t want to participate in that conversation. First of all china is not a third world country and it doesn’t matter even if it were. I wonder whether that comment would have been made or been worse if I were not there.
Regardless, It hurt.