Monday, March 21, 2011

Huh? Crazy Thing A Little Black Kid Asked Me Once. Downingtown.

Here's a crazy thing that I was once asked that I still can't figure out.

I guess I was about 23 and at my older sister's for Easter. They had our family over, then after we ate some of the neighbors from the complex came in for drinks.

So I'm standing on their small patio with a few people just sipping my drink and chatting.

Then one of the neighbor's kids - a little black boy about 5 - made his way toward me, stood there for a minute, looked up at me and asked, "Are you a boy or a girl?"

I just stood there like, "WTF?"

"Uh...I'm a boy."

He just said, "Oh OK." Then turned and walked inside.

Everyone just cracked up. I have no idea why he thought this. I was wearing a suit for God's sake. I don't have a high voice. No idea other than my younger sister and I kind of look the same and maybe he saw her inside and got confused. Or maybe he thinks all crackers look the same.

Or maybe he was just a dumb kid. I don't know.

Editor's Note: I was asked the identical question when I was 5. But back then I had huge curls. Oh yeah. And I kind of looked like a girl.


sybil law said...

It must be because of your purty mouth.

Dr Zibbs said...

Sybil - Well I do have long eyelashes too.

Oh no. Maybe I DO look like a girl!!!

*runs to mirror*

Peggy said...

That's pretty hilarious! Maybe he was just messing with you!

Scope said...

Maybe he saw you throw a baseball?

Just kidding, my man.

Unknown said...

When you say "Suit" was it a pastel type of shade? Maybe seersucker? Was your pinky extended while sipping your cocktail? Just trying to help figure this out...

Dr Zibbs said...

Peggy - I don't think so. He looked confused.

Scope - Could be.

Trina - Haha. No it was a plain old suit. And pinky was firmly grasped around beer bottle.

Chris said...

Dammit. Scope beat me to it.

Unknown said...

nah, all of us crackers look the same.
I have to know, do you have man boobs?

J. Hi said...

*snort* hahahaha

It could be man boobs, or moobs as my husband calls them.

Fancy Schmancy said...

haha, he was just saying what we've all been wondering...

Dr Zibbs said...

J Hi - no. I have no man boobs.

Fancy - She's back! After 3 years.