Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Perfect Answer
So we were having a discussion about race with Melver, the four-year-old son of our [Belizean] friends Julio and Janeth. We asked him what race he was, and he gave us a "WTF?" look.
So we said (in Spanish), "Are you a gringo?" "No."
"Are you black?" "No."
"What are you?"
"Soy Bonito." ("I'm a beauty.")
Isn't that the perfect answer? Too bad we don't all feel that way about ourselves.