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Old 06-28-2007, 10:28 AM
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Talking Funny stereotypical reaction

Has anyone else heard this? A friend just sent it to me this morning and I thought it was great!
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. Herfear
> increased! The elevator didn't move. Panic consumed her. MyGod,
> she thought, I'm trapped and! about t o be robbed! Her heart plummeted.
> Perspiration poured from every pore.
>
>
> Then one of the men said, "Hit the floor." Instinct told her todo
> 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 averagesized
> 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
> herbucket.
>
>
> 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 walk! ed 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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Old 06-28-2007, 10:36 AM
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Folklore. I never believed any of it, and if Letterman does, he's even more detached than I already think he is.

It used to be that a book represented truth - we want to believe what we read. With the internet and the information society as it is, it's always best to now not believe anything you read until proven otherwise. We'd all be better off with this POV rather than the "I read it, so it must be true" mentality.

EVIDENCE:
http://www.snopes.com/racial/mistaken/hitfloor.asp
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:58 AM
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It's still funny, though.
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I stopped believing most of what I see on network TV decades ago.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:06 AM
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Tough crowd

Good Story
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, it's getting hard to take anything at face value anymore. We're becoming a nation of skeptics and cynics.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:40 AM
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That one is quite easy to take at face value. Considering that it is a complete fabrication, the face value is exactly zero.
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