Have you ever been misfiled?
When Will was born, a nurse wandered over to get us to proofread his birth certificate. William Radford Tamayo. Amy listed as his mother, me as his father.
Race: White, non-Hispanic.
Will is going to grow up eating arroz con pollo and platanos maduros. He'll learn about personalismo and respeto. And he'll carry the Tamayo last name.
White, non-Hispanic? Nope.
Super-white Hispanic? Sure.
We misfile people all the time.
Just this week I've been misfiled as a theological liberal (by association), an egalitarian (by faulty dilemma) and a wealthy man (by comparison).
Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's annoying, sometimes it's painful.
Have you ever misfiled someone? What did you do when you found out?