One day as me and my (then) 12 year old daughter were discussing personal grooming fads, I happened to say to her,
Anyway, I’m telling you now, if you ever come home with a Brazilian, I’m going to DISOWN you!
And then we laughed. I think.
Years later she told me that this was a very puzzling moment.
I never thought you were a racist, Mum. You were always so left wing and everything. Half your friends were black! I just couldn’t understand what you had against guys from Brazil…