My last landlord in Beirut, doesn’t like South Asians, especially turban wearing bearded Sikhs or dark skinned anybody.
He asked me once in English, ‘Where are you from?’
‘Manchester, UK,” I replied.
‘I mean, where are you really from?’ he enquired.
‘From Pakistan,’ I replied.
‘No, no. I mean where are you really, really, from?’ he asked.
‘Oh, that,’ I’d finally understood and replied, ‘From Kashmir.’
‘I knew you were Iranian,’ he snapped.