MLK for President
This is a good one, and apropos for this week. Martin Luther King's birthday on the 16th and Robert E. Lee's on the 19th.
This afternoon as I was waiting for my GSA car to be washed--required once a month, I saw a lady give her car-finisher-dryer person a tip of some bills. I thought that I really couldn't do that as this was not my car and really against policy.
As that person, who I will describe as a negro (as opposed to African-American) as you may decide later, indicated that the car was ready, he gestured me closer and said, (here it comes)--my thoughts raced\\\ ? a tip ? a ride ? how did I get the job, what?--"Let me ask you a question, I don't mean noth'in by this". I said, "OK, you can ask me anything."
"If Martin Luther King had not been shot in 1968, do you think he would have been President?"
Wow, was that out of the blue. He was about 30+ years old and stood by for my answer. I realized that I should answer in less than about two seconds, and he wanted an honest reply. There was quite a lot in his question.
How would you have answered?
My answer should be the first in the comments below. I hope to get a few more of yours. I realize that you will really be stepping out on this one, but this is The Truth.