Thursday, January 5, 2012

Maybe Inappropriate - but whatever

It's cold in NYC right now.  After work I usually walk one mile to catch my train but today I decided to take the cross town train to save me from the blistering wind.  While speed walking through Grand Central Terminal, up and down stairs to get the subway, I was reminded of a couple things.  They are probably not even 1% politically correct to admit but I've felt this way for a long time.

Sometimes I think it would be really cool to be a big fat black lady. Here are my reasons why:
  • Infectious Laughter
  • Get to call people sweetheart or hun without sounding demeaning
  • Culturally considered sexy even when above average sized
  • Proud of Ethnicity and the features it gives them
  • Can dress and accessorize outrageously
  • Just don't seem to give a hoot about crap that doesn't matter
  • Give good solid hugs
  • Seem Jolly

Now, I have nothing to base the above on except my own observations.  While on the subject; i think it would also be cool to be an older skinny black man.  Here are my reasons why:

  • Get to call people sweetheart or hun without sounding demeaning
  • Dress sharp
  • Can pull off a suit and hat just going to the corner store - like no other
  • STEREOTYPE ALERT - Maybe be a great harmonica player or jazz musician
  • STEREOTYPE ALERT - Can dance

 I really hope that no one is offended by this. And don't get me wrong, I am happy being me, but if I could just fora  day be someone else to see what it was like, I would try the above people first.
Then I would be a subway driver next.  I think that would be an awesome job - for a day.

So instead of this:

I get to be this:

and I like that.


  1. Please add to both lists: look amazing in beige and gold. I would be so okay with that, for at least a day. Funny post, Carly :)