at 4:31 AM words by: kyLA Wright
Okay, so Im used to being the only black chick around. I mean I grew up in OC. It comes with the territory. But I am officially declaring Martin Luther King Day the most awkward holiday to ever exist.
Im at work today and this (really nice) girl comes up to me and is like "oh Kyla, Ive been looking for you all day! I asked where you were but you were on lunch, but I really wanted to wish you a Happy Martin Luther King Day!!" Then she proceeded to give me a high five, grinned and scampered away.
I stood there, stumped, my hand still in the air from the high five, and wondered how many other people she wished Happy MLK Day to. I mean, Im the only Black Girl in my department, but definitely not the only one in the store. But I wonder if she sought each of them out, high fives a-blazin, to cheerfully wish them a Happy Black Day...or maybe Im just special. Hmmm...
Anyway, ONE TIME for MLK. High Five.