Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Things They Say to Me #2

I had a whole different post planned about people's reactions to me after I was hired at the College, but I thought I'd share this instead:

Last week my picture was in the local paper. I am the pronouncer for the local spelling bee and was photographed congratulating this year's winner. As happens when your picture is in the paper, tons of people emailed and stopped me on the street to tell me they saw me. Several people clipped the picture and gave it to me. In church on Sunday, after Mass was over, an older black woman came up to me and said, "I saw your picture in the paper. I am so proud of you. You know you must be very articulate if they let you pronounce the words for the white folks."


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