Heard on the Judges

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 27 14:43:45 UTC 2008

Nikia (nih KEE uh), a mid-twenty-ish, black, male, used-car salesman
from Gary, IN:

"Erina (ee REE nuh) came to the door wearing a _ghetto nightgown_ ...
She told me that I could hit that in exchange for the down payment. I
could get some."

Judge Mathis:

"A 'ghetto nightgown'?! What's that?"


"_A raggedy, T-shirt with a big hole here, a big hole there, you know,
and just some thong drawers under it_."


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

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