‘But Where Are You Originally From?’

I welcome your curiosity but there are limits

Rutika Gandhi
Published in
4 min readJun 11, 2021


Aziz Ansari played Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation. Photo: Getty Images

I would like to first begin with this little dialogue from the show Parks and Recreation, season two, episode two:

Leslie Knope: You’re not from here, right?

Tom Haverford: No, I’m from South Carolina.

Leslie Knope: But you moved to South Carolina