All East Indians look alike?

So I'm picking Nefarious up from school and there are a few other parents waiting for school to finish. Among others there was a woman that picks up her kid every day in a cab (so she was up at the school doors, with the cab waiting on the street), as well as an Indian guy picking up his kid. These two parents in theory should know each other because they've been at school BBQs and so on together, having children in the same class.

The woman's kid comes out first, and she says to the Indian guy, “let's go now”, and walks to the cab. He looks confused for a moment, and then realizes that she thinks he's the cab driver — even though the Indian guy driving the cab looked completely different other than being of the same general ethnic group. She couldn't tell them apart. It was pretty funny, and he had a good sense of humor about it, but I imagine it was a little disheartening…

It reminded me of the ST:DS9 episode where Quark and his brother and nephew travel back in time to cold war America and Quark comments that “all huuu-mans look alike”

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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