Monday, February 27, 2006

kids say the darnedst things

Actual conversation from my 2nd day of rehearsal.

"Hey, man, I haven't met you yet. My name's Awkward Dude."

"Hi. K Lance. Nice to meet you."

" were in Steak City? Doing Famous Black Play?"


"Oh, that's cool, man. Yeah, I was supposed to be in the production that we did here in the fall, but I wasn't, because, you know, I'm not colored."


"Yeah. We're not calling ourselves that anymore."

"Oh. Yeah. Right. I knew that."

End of conversation.


DH said...

He did NOT say that, did he???

Please tell me you're kidding.

I guess there are worse things he could've said, but that one's pretty bad.

The Rover said...

Wish I were - the story is totally true. I don't know what it is about me...people just seem to get diarrhea of the mouth around me...

Melissa said...

STOP IT!!!! I just pissed myself. That is just about the most deliciously stupid thing I've heard in about 3 hours and 42 minutes. At least he didn't say he's not a Negro. Or wait, would that have been better?

I can't stop laughing. It hurts.

Bright-Eyes said...

Negro technically is more politically correct than colored.


I would have said something like "Acutaly I prefer nigger...why not just go all the way?"

Deliciously stupid is an awesome saying.

Melissa said...

Good point. I'm colored. Kind of a pinky-beige.

Bright-Eyes said...


I think I am sort of a cafe au lait in the winter, mocha in the summer...with a touch of red undertone.

That is what I am going to call myself from now on. On applications where they ask your ethnicity I am going to say: