Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Little, Nose-pickin' Girl

I'm driving down 980 in Oakland to pick up Annie from work.  Suddenly, the car next to me honks a few times. I look over, and this little (7-yr-old?) African American girl is joke picking her nose and waving while her mom honks the car horn.

I realized I was intensely picking my nose.

It was so joyfully awkward that I laughed all the way to Annie's work.

Too bad I wasn't mortified enough to actually stop picking my nose while I drive,


  1. EuroAmerican TransplantMarch 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    1. Gross
    2. Do you call white folks European American? What's with the differentation?

    1. Nope. In this society, you can call white folks all sorts of names. A white guy has to be careful, though. I couldn't just call her black, and I felt that I wanted the reader to have an accurate picture in their head.

  2. EuroAmerican TransplantMarch 7, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    I HATE the term African American...for so many reasons [perhaps I shall explain one day]. And especially because one might want to call me that but technically it's not even true.