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#1 Fossil

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 08:26 AM

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Black Robbers (True Story). .

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. He 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 the another second, and then another. Her fear
increased! The elevator didn't move. Panic consumed her. My God, she
thought, I'm trapped and about to be robbed! Her heart plummeted.
Perspiration poured from every pore. Then one of the men said, "Hit
the
floor." Instinct told her to do 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 average sized
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 her
bucket.
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 walked 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

PS - Pass this around so others can enjoy! Black Robbers - a true
story!
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:49 AM

I've heard that before. Funny story. :yes: :lol: :yes:
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:49 AM

:o :lol: I wish that happened to me :doh:





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Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:10 AM

That was funny , had't heard that one yet...

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