Monday, January 16, 2012
Black Men's Pants
I think everyone appreciates a good embarrassing moment. I have lots of them. Probably more than most people. I am naturally brunette, but my sisters always tease me that I should have been blonde. Enough set up, here is the story.
When I was 16, I worked at a clothing store in the mall. A husband and wife came in. Like any good saleswoman, I approached them and asked how I could help. The husband said, "We are looking for black men's pants." I stared at him quizzically and then said, "Sir, they don't make pants especially for black men. Anyone can wear them. Anyway, why would you be looking for them? You are white."
Yes. I actually said that. Cringe.
The wife was nearly doubled over laughing behind her husband. He kindly restated his question for me. "No, we are looking for men's pants, that ARE black."