Black Robbers...A true story told on the David Letterman show

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  1. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    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
    intimidating figure. The woman froze. Her first thought was: 'These
    two are going to rob me.' Her 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 then 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 gently. 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
    too 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

    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

  2. Vysan

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    That was too good.... Poor lady...
  3. revathy45

    revathy45 Bronze IL'ite

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    A very nice one there....
  4. So Sure

    So Sure Senior IL'ite

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    The "Eddie Murphy" and "Michael Jordan" !! :drool
    How could she miss Eddie Murphy and Michael Jordan? :idontgetit:
    Tough Luck! May be she would have recognised them if she was not that prejudiced!

    Anyways, she did go for a ride :oops: with Eddie Murphy and Michael Jordan!! :rotfl


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