I sure as hell hope that is this dude’s name. Otherwise, we are looking at some borderline racism and dunderheadedness of the highest order by the New York Fire Department (FDNY) . Said FDNY sent out a demand for payment addressed only to the unfortunate “unknown Asian” after EMS workers filled in sketchy patient information for a $784 ambulance ride.
And that’s for a two-mile ride. Nice.
“I hesitated to open it but then I was like, ‘Well, I could be an unknown Asian,’” said Christine Ahn, 29, who works in the dean’s office at Parsons The New School for Design.
“We’ll just go down the hall and ask every Asian student if they needed medical assistance,” joked dean’s office assistant Chris Rivera, 34, who recounted the moment he found the bill in their office mail. “When I saw it said ‘unknown Asian,’ I thought it was racist,” Rivera said. “I showed it to Christine and her supervisor — both of whom happen to be Asian — and Christine thought it was sort of disrespectful and rude.”
In other news: The New York School for Design also has “unknown white folk,” “unknown black kids,” and the ever-popular “unknown Hispanics” because everyone needs to feel special during the holidays.
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