Black People : November 5th Etiquette

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  1. Zulile

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    There will be a lot of people (some of our co-workers included) who will be afraid that an Obama presidency will usher in the last days. They' ll be watching us on November 5th (the day after the election) for signs of the end of times.

    To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and behaviors we should probably avoid - at least for the first few days:

    1. No crying, hugging or shouting "Thank you Lord" - at least not in public

    2. No high-fives - at least not unless the area is clear and there are no witnesses

    3. No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters.

    4. No calling in sick on November 5th. They'll get nervous if too many of us don't show up.

    5. We' re allowed to give each other knowing winks or nods in passing. Just try to keep from grinning too hard.

    6. No singing loudly, We've come this Far By Faith (it will be acceptable to hum softly).

    7. No bringing of barbeque ribs or fried chicken or lunch in the company lunchroom for at least a week (no chittlings at all, this may make us seem to ethnic).

    8. No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be a sign that poor folks might be getting a break through).

    9. No Cupid Shuffle during breaks (this could indicate a little too much excitement).

    10. Please no Moving on Up music (we are going to try to remain humble).

    11. No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you're in your office with the door closed).

    12. Please try not to yell----BOOOO YAH!

    13. Just in case you're wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage patch, or a backhand spring on the highway is 100% okay.

    Make sure you learn the Obama Hustle for election night. You are permitted to continue this practice on lunch, break and on the way home.
     
  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    November 5th Etiquette





    Zulile,

    Whether this is a joke or not, it is definitely something to think about, most definitely. For all Black People, including myself, will consider this a deserving period of Jubilee,

    Talking about Culture Shock, it is a transversing of the ladder, which is to say; the first will become last, and the last will become first, again!

     
  3. Zulile

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    it's a tongue-in-cheek joke ;) doing the email circuit...
     
  4. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Glad we brought this out, some would take offense. Nevertheless, as I stated, it is something to think about, no?

     
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    I already have my post election outfit all laid out. I'm going to wear my Obama t-shirt over a pretty white long sleeved blouse with a bow and some Michelle Obama pearls. No lie.

    AND I have a bottle of Cold Duck (yes they still make it), chilling in the back of the refridgerator waiting on a celebration such as this. When they declare his president I will fire up the grill and have a card party. Already planned out. Again, No lie!
     
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    Bootzey, can I come party with you:)

     
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    I got this in an email a few days ago and thought it was hilarious. While on the inside I will be doing the electric slide, on the outside I'll be a cool as Obama has been all these months in spite of all that McShame and Palin have tried to throw at him.:shades:
     
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    It will be a great feat if this happen and my heart will be flooded in joy
    but i also know the road is not over he have much more to deal with if he win

    surely i hope we don't act out but hold great pride as people of colour
    express ourselves in good manner and show we are on the rise and have some
    morals about ourselves .
     
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    Can we do the fist pound? Like Barack and Michelle?
     
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    All are invited! Just remember not to show up empty handed!
     
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