Myself (speaking to black nurse who has been a big, vocal Obama supporter all through the election): “So, I guess this is a BIG week for you, with the Inauguration and all.”
Nurse: Are you Kidding??? I got most of my week planned already; Monday is Martin Luther King Day, Tuesday is the Inauguration, Wednesday is “Call in Black to Work” Day – then we’ll see what happens Thursday and Friday . . . “
No, no – she was quite serious, I’m certain.