Tuesday, November 08, 2011

More Lessons from The Hood: Wet and Soul Train

As some of you may know, Tuesday is when I work in Chicago's West Side, and I always come away with a funny story or a bit of knowledge; Today I got both.

1. A student asked me if I was dry. I had no idea what he meant by this, and other students informed me that to be dry meant to "not be getting any from any females." So, if your skin is dry, that means you're ashy, and if you couldn't get laid in a morgue, you are dry as hell. Make sense? I didn't tell them that I only get "wet" once a month when I see my out-of-town girlfriend. It didn't seem like something those boys needed to know.

2. Mr. Green, the principal at the school for bad kids, said that one teacher was sending so many kids out of his class and down to the office that it was like the "Soul Train" line of dancers down the hallway. I asked him if he felt like Don Cornelius up in there. Actually, Don Cornelius is a product of Chicago Public Schools. No lie.

3. One girl told me that she doesn't like the drama created from hanging out with girls. So, she said "That's why I like to be hangin' out with niggas." By that she meant males. Something was just funny about her saying that to just about the whitest guy in America.


sybil law said...

Dry?! That's funny - never heard it, either!
You always get me with the music, Dr. Slo Burn - nice!
Here's to all of us being wet, uh... more often...

Mr. Shife said...

I am about as dry as I can get. A wife about to go into labor any day now, and then she will be too busy with the newborn to even think about getting wet. No bueno. I am not psychic, but there are going to be a lot of 5 on 1 drills in the house for this guy. Thanks for the education and laughs, Dr. Ken.