Wednesday, May 13, 2009
THE HUSBAND STORE: A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City ,
where a woman may go to choose a husband.. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates: You may visit the store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch. You may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.
On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord. The second floor sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids. The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking. 'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework. 'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!' Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak. She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Yesterday I had the pleasure to meet the very talented Hill Harper. I was so excited because a few months earlier I had expressed my desire to meet him and speak with. I never thought I would get the chance to do these things so soon. It was such a joy to listen to a intelligent positive Black man. He was just so real with everyone you felt as if he was an old friend. I admire his drive and his confidence. It was just pleasant reminder that their are still Black Men out there that care about their community and are fighting to save and improve it.
He has written two wonderful books that would be a great read for anyone. Please check them out.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
My 1 day employment
So after landing my new job as a greeter, a good find for many retirees,
I lasted less than a day......
About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.
As I had been instructed, I said pleasantly, ' and welcome to Wal-Mart.
Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'
The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, 'Why no, they ain't twins. The oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7. Why the world would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or just stupid?'
So I replied, 'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am, I just couldn't believe someone slept with you twice.
Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.'
My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work.