2007. I've just started training at my new job. My fellow trainees and I are chatting idly during a break.
Jewish male: Russian women are not to be messed with, huh? Like Maria Sharapova.
Russian female (who, no offense, looks nothing like Maria Sharapova): Giggle giggle.
Jew: Do you like tennis?
Russian: Oh, yes! You know Marat Safin?
Jew: (blank stare)
Russian: He's a Russian tennis player. He's sooooo handsome. Of course, I like Andy Roddick too.
Jew: (bored expression on face)
Me: What about Roger Federer?
Me: He's the number one player in the world. He's Swiss.
Russian: Oh, he's okay.
Me: Hmm . . . Nikolay Davydenko?
Russian: Eww, he's nasty.