Here are some random things I've noticed in the last week.
(I'm standing in line at the Post Office. There are only three black people in the room -- myself, the customer being helped and her young son, who is about 5. An old woman stoops down to talk to the little boy)
Cashier: That'll be $10.
Woman: (handing him her card) Here you go.
Old woman: You are such a handsome boy!
Boy: Thank you.
Cashier:I'm sorry ma'am, but this was declined.
Woman: (rummaging thorugh her purse) Try this one.
Old woman: You have such a pretty smile.
Boy: Thank you.
Cashier: I'm sorry, but this was declined also.
Woman: (digging in her pockets) Ummm, wait a minute...
Old woman: And what pretty teeth! Do you brush them every day?
Boy: (nods, after giving her a 'whatchu talkin' bout, willis?' stare)
Old woman: Good for you. (she pinches his cheeks and walks away)
Woman: (handing the cashier some bills and loose change) Is it all there?
Cashier: Yes. Have a nice day.
Two noticeable bumper stickers:
'Why do you assume I'm Christian?'
A white man was driving the car. But wouldn't it be hilarious if a black minister was at the wheel? Hah!
I was at a light and I saw a girl of about 12 trying to stuff herself into an open car trunk. She would hop in, see how much room she had inside and then jump out. She'd go through the process repeatedly. I'm baffled as to why she would do this. Was she trying to clear the way for a dead body that she was about to load into the car? Or was her day that tough that she needed to retreat into the crevices of a vehicle? Part of me wanted to ask her if she needed help, but another part wanted to push her out of the way and jump into the trunk myself. *sigh* But the car behind me honked, so I couldn't do anything.