Yesterday I was out visiting with my neighbor. He happens to be a groovy, 30-something White guy whom I love to pieces. He had just arrived home and his little five-year old daughter came out to greet him. Her greeting sounded something like, "Hi Daddy, can you help me get my bike out of the garage?" His reply, "Hey, wait YOU DIDN'T GIVE DADDY ANY SUGAR."
I almost fell over. I didn't know White people asked for sugar! I definitely didn't know 30-something guys asked for sugar. I thought that was a "Black" thing. My neighbor is born and bred in Pennsylvania, so he can't even claim it as a southern throw back. He laughed when I told him that I was shocked that White folks asked their kids for sugar. And I immediately knew it was going on the Meltingpot. Here's just another way we're all just alike. Spreading sweetness all around.
So you know I gotta ask. Did you grow up with your aunties/grandad/daddy asking for sugar? How far off base was I thinking this was a Black thing?
Here's to a sweet weekend.