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February 24, 2005
On his first visit, Parker flopped onto the floor and asked if I minded if he sat "Indian-style-. When I said he could sit however he liked, he said, "Perhaps you weren't listening. I said ‘Indian-style'. Shouldn't you chastise me for using politically incorrect language?" I said my job wasn't to chastise.

"Well, it should be,"he said, reaching into his pillowcase and extracting an Oreo missing one chocolate side.

"Aren't you going to judge me for my half-breed cookie?"he said. I said I was not there to judge.

Parker returned once, repeated this sequence, and never came back.