A racist tourist, desperate for water, was plodding through the African desert, lost and separated from other racist tourists, when he saw something far off in the distance.
Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Black man standing at a small makeshift display rack - selling ties.
The racist asked in his expected arrogant and demeaning way, "Do you have water?"
The Black man replied, "I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5."
The racist shouted hysterically, displaying his lexicon of racist epithets, " Bleeping Idiot! I do not need a tie. I don’t wear ties anyway. donald trump does. We support him but we do not wear ties. I need water!"
"Sorry, I have none, just ties - pure silk, and only $5."
"To Hell with your ties! I should wrap one around your scrawny little bleeping neck and choke the life out of you, but I must conserve my energy and find water!"
"Okay," said the little old Black man. "It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie from me, or that you hate me, threaten my life, and call me the names that you usually call those who look like me. I will show you that I am bigger than any of that. If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find a restaurant. It has the finest food and all the ice-cold water you need. Go In Peace."
Shouting Racial epithets at him again, the racist staggered away, over the hill.
Several hours later, he crawled back, almost dead, and gasped, "They won't let me in without a tie..."
You never can tell where you might get your best advice!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.