Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Black Thing

Another car sales story with blatant racial overtones. Alert the (P)regressives.

While working an offsite sale with several dealerships involved, a coworker, Karl, called me over. Seems I was the only white boy among the four salesmen by the entrance.

Karl, a black man, had a black customer. The customer wanted to test drive a pickup.

  “No problem”, said Karl. “Let me make a copy of your driver’s license”.

   “Is that some kind of ‘back thing’, that you need my license?”, asked the customer. Karl looked at him, then looked at his own forearm, then back to the customer.

   “Yeah, I know you are black”, said the customer. “I still think it is a black thing”.

   “Hey Tank, can you come over here?” Karl called out to me. When I slithered over ( what do you expect from a car salesman) Karl said,

    “This guy thinks making a copy of his drivers license is some sort of a black thing”.

     “No, it is a policy”, I said to the customer. “However, if you want to make it a black thing, let us do a credit app first”.

The customer looks around and sees all the black salesmen cracking up.
Give him credit.

   “Am I being silly”, he asked? When I answered affirmatively, he produced his license, Karl made a copy, and they went off on the test drive.

Had to take a few minutes teasing from the black salesmen. As I recall one comment was,

   “Man, you put the R into redneck”.

Kind of a point here. In those days a lot of teasing went on. It helped make a bond, us against the world. Today’s politically correct climate doesn’t allow people of different colors and backgrounds to get to know one another. Our country is poorer because of political correctness.


Old NFO said...

The only people 'willing' to cross those lines are ex and current military. WE know different, and that we are all the same, regardless of skin color...

Well Seasoned Fool said...


Suz said...

Medical people too...everyone bleeds red regardless of what the outside skin color is.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you for the comment. Haven't heard from you in quite awhile.

Coffeypot said...

Now if we can only get them to show an ID when they vote. Any color. I had to shake my head and mumble a few cuss words when I read that the GA NAACP had a meeting to discuss strategies to fight Voter ID. But they had to show ID to get into the meeting. Liberals! We need them just for the comic relief.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Liberals aren't concerned with anything but their "message".

Momma Fargo said...

LOL. Only you dare trod where no other.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Never claimed to be smart.

Momma Fargo said...

LOL. Oh, but you are...just sneaky and a slight bit shady. But that's why I love you so.