So about a year ago I was back home visiting my family. My mom and I were at their business up in the office listening to the radio. The crappy radio station had been playing short quick clips of songs all by the same artist who was coming to town for a concert.
Me: "Ooh I know, that's 50 Cent." I say to her and she looks at me and smiles.
About an hour later they finally announce for sure who it was coming to town and I was right (of course).
She looks at me and says "Oh, that Fiddy cent guy. He's black ya know." It's funny too cause she actually said Fiddy not Fifty.)
I just about fell over I was laughing so hard. She didn't mean anything by it, she's not racist at all. She just honestly thought that maybe I didn't know. Because maybe, just maybe the gangster rap didn't give it away.
So now everytime one of his songs plays on the radio or we just feel like bugging her someone deadpans out of nowhere "He's black ya know." Or the time she said something about the american christmas. As though it was a different date than ours. She meant american thanksgiving. But that's not the point. "So, how much longer till the americans celebrate christmas?" This is funniest when asked on christmas. But anytime will do.
Oh mom, how I miss you....