Just gotta get this off my chest.
Constantly getting asked about Christmas in America = eventually ending up telling people I don’t celebrate it because I’m Jewish
Telling lots of new people I’m Jewish = immediate conversation turn-off/disbelief/people reacting in weirdly anxious ways around me
People shutting off when I tell them I’m Jewish = me feeling hesitant to identify myself as Jewish
Hesitating to identify as Jewish = shameful and ridiculous but I can’t help it because people’s reactions are fraying my nerves
"You don’t look it"/"I wouldn’t have guessed" isn’t the worst part, it’s the sudden chill that comes smashing down on the conversation when I tell someone.
What the heck.
Tell those guys that Simon Amstell is Jewish and great.
Do you think it’s because you’re in a more rural area?