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Two Black Men (Too Funny)

tazzertazzer Member Posts: 16,837
edited June 2006 in The Fishing Hole!
Two Black Men (Too Funny)
Black Robbers
For anyone who didn't see David Letterman's take on this: (And
it's a true story)
On a recent weekend in Atlantic City, a woman won a bucketful of
quarters at a slot machine. She took a break from the slots for
dinner
with her husband in the hotel dining room. But first she wanted to
stash
the quarters in her room. "I'll be right back and we'll go to eat,"
she told her husband and carried the coin-laden bucket to the
elevator.
As she was about to walk into the elevator she noticed two men
already aboard. Both were
black. One of them was tall....very
tall...an
intimidating figure. The woman froze.

Her first thought was: These two are going to rob me. Her next
thought was:
Don't be a bigot, they look like perfectly nice gentlemen. But
racial stereotypes are powerful, and fear immobilized her. She stood
and
stared at the two men. She felt anxious, flustered and ashamed. She
hoped
they didn't read her mind but Gosh,
they had to know what she was thinking!!!
her hesitation about joining them in the elevator was all too obvious now.
Her face was flushed. She couldn't just stand there, so with a
mighty effort of will she picked up one foot and stepped forward and
followed with the other foot and was on the elevator. Avoiding eye

contact,
she
turned around stiffly and faced the elevator doors as they closed.
A second passed, and then another second, and then another. Her
fear increased! The elevator didn't move. Panic consumed her. My
God,
she thought, I'm trapped and about to be robbed! Her heart
plummeted.
Perspiration poured from every pore.
Then one of the men said, "Hit the floor." Instinct told her to
do what they told her. The bucket of quarters flew upwards as she
threw
out her arms and collapsed on the elevator floor. A shower of coins
rained down on her. Take my money and spare me, she prayed.

More seconds passed. She heard one of the men say
politely,"Ma'am, if you'll just tell us what floor you're going to,
we'll
push
the
button."

The one who said it had a little trouble getting the words out.
He was trying mightily to hold in a belly laugh. The woman lifted
her
head and looked up at the two men. They reached down to help her
up.
Confused, she struggled to her feet.

"When I told my friend here to hit the floor," said the average
sized one, "I meant that he should hit the elevator button for our
floor I
didn't mean for you to hit the floor, ma'am." He spoke genially. He
bit his
lip.
It was obvious he was having a hard time not laughing.

The woman thought: My God, what a spectacle I've made of myself.
She was humiliated to speak.. She wanted to blurt out an apology,
but
words failed her.

How do you apologize to two perfectly
respectable gentlemen for
behaving as though they were going to rob you? She didn't know what
to say.

The three of them gathered up the strewn quarters and refilled
her bucket.
When the elevator arrived at her floor they then insisted on
walking her to her room. She seemed a little unsteady on her feet,
and they
were
afraid she might not make it down the corridor. At her door they bid
her a good evening As she slipped into her room she could hear them
roaring
>> >with laughter as they walked back to the elevator. The woman brushed herself off. She pulled herself together and went downstairs for
dinner with her husband.

The next morning flowers were delivered to her room - a dozen
roses.
Attached to EACH
rose was a crisp one hundred dollar bill. The
card said:
"Thanks for the best laugh we've had in years."

It was signed;
Eddie Murphy
Michael Jordan

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