27 August 2005

Fin de Semana

Just a little something to pass the weekend until I write something more substantive...hey we gotta make fun of ourselves sometimes.. Enjoy


With black folks, everything starts late! Everything ends late. Time is just a thang!
Black folks' philosophy about time is, "We may not be on time, but we are in time, and we don't want to miss anything."Black folks arrive late for weddings, funerals, and Sunday church services! And then act like they are on time!

Black folks will go to social functions, particularly at church, and not stay for the program, but want to wrap up some food to take home as if the event is fast food "take out."
When some black preachers can't think of what else to say during a sermon, they say, "Look at your neighbor and say, 'God loves you!"
Every black family has a preacher... mine included LOL

When a lead choir member can't reach a high note or has forgotten the words, the choir members will get filled with "a holy ghost," get happy, shout and not have to finish the song.
A black gospel choir can sing a three word song for twenty minutes.... So true..I once went to a church and they sang a one verse chorus for 45mins...I was too thru.

In the black church, the announcements are longer than the sermon. Not all !! ha ha ha

Black folks cry and pass out at the funeral, but are fine and laughin' at the dinner following the interment.
The black church takes twenty minutes to take up an offering at an afternoon program and only raise $76.34! (don't forget they take an hour to count it again after church).--- so unfair

Black folks will ask grandparents to watch their kids while they run an errand but don't pick them up until two days later.

Black folks eat "fried" bologna. Nope, not me
Black folks refer to diabetes as, "Sugar."
Don't ask black folks for the precise time. They respond, "Almost a quarter after...." or a "little after two."
Black folks will eat ferociously at the family dinner, and then have the nerve to start wrappin' stuff up in foil to take home....So damned true and have the nerve not to bring anything to the family dinner either

Black cashiers always seem to have an attitude.-- All cashiers, black, white, yellow purple
Black folks sell CDs, potato chips, nabs and sodas out the trunk of their cars after church and at the football game.
Black folks have at least one person in the family who still wears a Jheri curl.--- Yup mine included, and girl thinks she looks good wid dat Jheri curl too.
Black folks stay engaged for six years and never get married.
Black folks will have the telephone company shut off their house phone, but still have a cell phone on. -- why the hell not..yuh don't need the house phone
Black folks put hot sauce and ketchup on everything!--Only the folks from down south
Black folks have at least one family member that "almost" made it to the pros.--Nope, not mine
Black folks will owe you and everybody else in the neighborhood money but can buy a new car.
Black folks re-use ZipLoc baggies, paper plates, plastic forks, spoons, and knives.--So true
Black folks put thin left over bars of soap in jars or plastic containers, run scalding hot water--over them to melt them down to use as dishwashing liquid or home made bubble bath.-- Never heard of this.--how nasty
Black folks won't throw anything away! The rationale is that you never know when you might need it!--Not only black folks



Inside Man said...

I got caught up one time taking home a plate after "cook out" at one of co-workers house (who's not black). He and wife were looking at me like I was stealing something. Thier was an awkward silence when I left the party. I schooled him though when we got to work on Monday.

Shotta M said...

I don't have many of those habits personally but nuff of it true fi real.

mytruth said...


Abeni said...

Lol,the take home food and the funeral bits are so true.

Campfyah said...

I went to a wedding this summer. The event was a catered affair in a hotel. Lunch was served and it was quite large portions. Can you believe that I saw some people asking for carry out containers, and they took home the left overs. Also when they were leaving, they took the center pieces with them. Black West Indian folks....LOL

brooklyn babe said...

Some of these comments written about "black" folks seem to stereotypically written by "other" folks... Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Lata *!

Sunshine said...

Hi Campfyah-LOL. Being late to functions etc is a Caribbean thing. I don't think it's just a black thing. The Jheri curl one reminds me of an incident when I used to work as a dealer in the casino in Nassau. It's worth a blogg.

traynice said...

My ex mother in law still wearing the gheri curl she dont plan to give it up anytime soon. ROFLMAO just thinking about it.

Jdid said...

well some of these true and some aint

Stacy-Deanne said...

Yep it's true about the cashiers. I was in line at a drug store about a month ago. I walked up, the lady rolled her eyes at me. I started to say something but my mother just shook her head. We knew the woman had no home training. Is it my fault I look better than you? No. She acted like she was jealous or something. I tell you black ladies are a trip. Do you realize we have the meanest women on the planet? LOL! I mean black women are the only ones who can look at another black woman they don't even know and already make up their minds they don't like her just because she looks better, is lighter, or has a man. Then what gets me is some black women hang on to deadbeat men like dogs with bones. Then, when you walk in and glance their way, they think you want their men. Please! Look at what I've accomplished in my young life. I'm an author. Now, why would I want your man that's not even paying child support, plus he's dead ass broke? I wish some of our women could get it together and stop being so mean and hateful to other sisters who aren't out to get them, though they think they are. I was raised to be kind and considerate and sometimes I can't understand why others don't even try to be. I just say to hell with them. And it's not just the sisters, shoot brothers have their problems too. But you'd have to start a whole new blog to discuss that issue, LOL. Well...
Another thing, blacks are also the only ones who will go to a funeral just for the food, LOL! Don't even know the people that died but they go. They also crash family reunions of perfect strangers, goodness. Well, we are colorful people. You have to admit that. It's not just blacks too because I hung with Latinos all through school and it's the same with them too. Talk about people who show up late, LOL!

Dr. D. said...

Bwoy the lateness at functions is suppem I can't tek with people...especially when you having suppem at you yard. I always tell dem a time an hour earlier before I really want them to reach cause dem jus nuh regard time.

As for the carrying home of food from funeral/wedding.....in the most poor taste if you ask me!

Joanne said...

Too too funny!

princessdominique said...

You gotta love black folks, but yes, what's with wrapping up all the food and taking it home? Don't they realize that if you foot the bill you MAY want to have some left over for lunch the next day?

UhSista said...

I think these apply to all people NOT just black people ... some people are just sneakier with theirs (lol)

button_nose said...

I love black folks and all their ways!!

Smooches :)