Some customer at work was talking to me about general inane nonsense and then all of a sudden started talking about how Chinese Buddhists are a secret society plotting to destroy America. I pointed to a book with the Dalai Lama on it and said "I don't know, he looks like a pretty decent guy" then excused myself back to the registers.
Since this is a new page I will state that this wasn't Overheard in Passing as it was just someone abruptly saying something racist to me. I was reminded of it because of StrangeLights story on page 46. Go ahead and look back there for it if you want. I'm not going to quote it here.