Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Soup kitchen snapshots"

Today, in the middle of the meal, an elderly black man began singing (very very badly!) a funk/disco song that I recognized instantly.

I called out: "Hey I know that song!"

The african american attendant said with a big smile to me: "Please don't encourage him, most people here can't take that singing!"

The elderly singer came over to me put his hand on my shoulder and said: "You know why HE (the attendant) doesn't know the song don't you?"

"Why is that?"  I asked

"Because he isn't REALLY black!" the man replied

me-"Well then , how do you explain that I KNOW the song?!"

(This question leaves the singer speechless;)

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