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The Easiest And Quickest Way To Make A Bunch Of White People Mad At You (Hint: Just Say “No”)

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Last week, when walking through the door at one of the four coffee shops/cafes in my “this is where I’m working today” rotation — a placement determined by an algorithm that includes a free and strong wifi signal, food, available parking, lukewarm toilet seats, nice people working there, and an average room temperature conducive to Black people with iron deficiencies — I noticed one of the cashiers having an argument with a customer. It wasn’t an argument argument. There was no furniture moving potential. But there was a clear disagreement, and the customer (a well-dressed White man in his mid-40s) was clearly annoyed. The cashier, a 30-something Black woman, was more bemused than anything. Which I’m certain made the man more annoyed.

He eventually left in a huff, and I took his place in line. Curious, I asked the cashier what happened.

“What’s up with that guy?”

“He wanted the bathroom key. But it’s only for customers. I told him he could have just bought a water or a cookie, but he refused and got all pissy. So I refused the key.”

“Lol. Wow.”

“He then asked to see my manager. And I told him I am the manager. And he left. Really though, if he had just not been an asshole, I would have given it to him.”

Of course, it would be wrong for me to use that occurrence as an opportunity to make some grand synopsis about race. Because you could substitute the races and the genders there and still have the same outcome. What happened there might not have been completely race-neutral, but it definitely wasn’t race-dependant.

But, I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that there is a certain and specific type of entitlement that exists with (some) White people. It stems from an inherent belief that everything that can be seen, touched, heard, tasted, or smelled can — and should — also be accessed by them. And, it’s not just a pervasive ownership. It’s never just being a guest. Or even acknowledging the possibility that being a guest — that being somewhere that will remain unauthorized until authorization is granted — is something they can possibly be.

And for the people who possess this belief, the very worst thing you can say to them; the one thing that goes against their every idea, thought, and action — ideas, thoughts, and actions reinforced since childhood — is “No.

Actually, that was a bit of a lie. “Nope” is just as bad. As is “Nah.” And “Never.” “Nawl” sucks for them too. Even “Maybe later, but just not right now” stings like a kidney stone.

We saw some of that here on VSB this week, as (some) White people reacted to me saying “maybe we should all step back and let Black women have the first glass of Lemonade” like I unveiled a plan to turn every Banana Republic into a jollof rice food truck. It’s 11:39am EST right now and they’re still leaving angry comments I’m never going to read. All because I said “No.” Which I’m beginning to suspect is the White person’s Candyman. Maybe they fear if they hear it five times in the mirror, Nat Turner will appear.

And I’m sure other people — even other White people — can recall experiences with this particular type of White person. Maybe it’s a neighbor. Or a classmate. Or a coworker. And they can be found in cubicles annoying colleagues with their need to insert and assert their opinions when none have been asked for or needed. Or at coffee shops arguing with cashiers who are merely enforcing a rule posted on the fucking door. Or on city streets screaming at police officers because the officer dared tell them to not drive in the bike lane. Or on TV wishing to receive the Republican nomination in the race for the President of the United States.

Also, for the type of White person crushed by “no,” hearing it from a Black person or in relation to a “Black” thing seems to be especially devastating. Like their souls have been pierced with a rusty corkscrew. Or like a Clippers fan this morning, forced to acknowledge their playoff hopes rest on the shoulders of Austin Rivers. Because, who the hell does this Black person, a Black person, think they are to dare to tell me, a White person, what I can or can’t do? Forget about the Audacity of Hope. For Black people telling White people what they shouldn’t or can’t do, it’s the Audacity of Nope.

On some level I want to empathize. Because no one really enjoys hearing no. Even my five-month-old daughter, who doesn’t quite get all words yet, squints when she hears no now. Like “I can’t comprehend why you’re saying that word around me.” But then I remember where we are. And how we (Black people) literally had no legal right to say no to a White person until like 19 years ago. And then I leave the house to go work again, equipped with an attaché, some Tims, a Bougie Black Girl shirt, and a pocket full of 400 years worth of “No”s; ready and willing to hurl at any White person who doesn’t believe I should own them.

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Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Brilliant…and even with that no… they will still impose their shyt on you. And then catch feelings when you don’t give warm and fuzzies back..

  • Epsilonicus

    I had a situation happen at work that highlighted this. A few Black folks at work went to a restaurant and got fish sandwiches. This is a little hood spot on the corner. Now when I first started, the white folks said that they do not eat there. They do not like it. However on the day we got fish sandwiches from the spot, all heck broke loose. Same white folks were legit upset that they were not invited for fish sandwiches. Literally, the same people who trashed the places were mad they did not get an invite. They complained to the CEO about it. He kinda shrugged and ignored it.

    • PhlyyPhree

      I’m curious as to what they thought the CEO was going to do. Make ya’ll ask them to lunch? Bring them back fish platters which they would have then complained were overseasoned? Invite them to your house for spades? Like…..WHAT is the point of all this indignant outrage?

      • Epsilonicus

        It coincided with a rapid increase in Black folks working there. I find it all interesting

        • PhlyyPhree

          Awwwww, They just wanted to sit with the cool kids.

          • Mochasister

            But, but, but they’re so superior to us. Why would they want to sit their precious white skinned selves next to us lowly Blacks?

        • Janelle Doe

          (maybe not related) but reminds me of how people at my work would get sideways about the scent policy around cocoa butter smells but now that shea butter and argan oil is ubiquitous it is not discussed to the same extent.

          • Janelle Doe

            *are

      • miss t-lee

        For real…like you can’t force an invite…lol

      • Same here…especially since they didn’t even like the place!

        • Epsilonicus

          My thought exactly! Like what use is it to inviting you to a place you dont like!

          • miss t-lee

            They just want the right of first refusal.

            • PhlyyPhree

              They can refuse deez.

              • miss t-lee

                *cackling*

              • Mochasister

                Tee hee!

    • Mika

      Oh.

      • Baemie St. Patrick

        People don’t even want to really be invited. They just want the option to tell YOU no. Take away their option and all hayle breaks loose. But nobody cares, Becky with the good hair. I’m hungry.

        • Mika

          Exactly. Like move over there while I eat this good food chile. I can’t with them. *eye rolls*

        • AnswerMe

          I know someone like this and it isn’t race related but basically they want the invite, power over knowing what you’re doing and when you’re doing it. But actual desire to attend? Nope, no invite from me once I figured that out.

          • Baemie St. Patrick

            that’s my draining friend.

          • Mika

            I have to stay away from people like that. They are really toxic. And then tell you that you shouldn’t be doing it, that’s corny, they would never go, blah blah blah. Oh.

            • AnswerMe

              Yup but have a problem when they received no invite and find out you went. Sorry not sorry.

              • Me

                My favorite is the look on their face when they find out you had a GREAT time and give them the details of what they missed out on. Or, when they try to tell you about something “awesome” they did without you recently, only to find out you been there, done that, and did it better than they did (i.e. had way more fun than their little pitiful story).

                • AnswerMe

                  Or they see it on social media. Petty without you trying, a great feeling.

        • Blueberry01

          And you deflare their perceived power. Dust to sidechicks.

    • miss t-lee

      Had a situation like that at a previous job. Folks really got in their feelings because the 4 Black folks in the whole office liked to go to lunch together without inviting the group…lol

      • Mochasister

        They are some strange people. They look down on Black people but get indignant when Black people don’t include them in our activities. Why would you care what inferior people are doing?!

        • miss t-lee

          Listen…

          • Mochasister

            I know right? When I say that I find them strange, I am not being facetious. I know different cultures have different practices; I try to be respectful and not make fun of others. But I truly don’t get them. For centuries Europeans (and their descendants) have held on tight to the idea of them being “superior” to Black people. They are the best of all humanity beings; angels come down from heaven to wipe away the tears that fall from the newborn white babe’s eyes. Why pray tell do superior people get upset when inferior people don’t invite them places?!

            • miss t-lee

              I don’t think we’re supposed to understand. I just don’t.

              • Mochasister

                You’re probably right. It’s probably like me trying to figure why men do certain things!

                • miss t-lee

                  Ha!!!

    • -h.h.h.-
    • NonyaB

      LOL, Dafuq?! They expected CEO to force Mike and co to be their friend? Hilarious.

    • Mochasister

      I swear I will never understand them. They said they didn’t want to go to a place because it’s “ghetto” yet they got upset because you didn’t invite them to a place they don’t like.

  • Wild Cougar

    They see you trollin, They hatin……patrollin……tryna catch you writing dirty

    • Buster Cannon

      Nearly choked on my Chipotle lol

    • I spit out my Pepsi…LITERALLY!°

  • PhlyyPhree

    “Audacity of Nope”
    I should write that.
    The best feeling I EVER got in my life was when I worked in retail and got the “I want to speak with the manager” request. I used to pause for 4-5 seconds of internal wilding with joy before curling my lip at them and responding that EYE was the manager.
    Thats probably the only reason I kept that position as long as I did.

    I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man and the entitlement of a middle aged white women. That is the true definition of carefree

    • Wild Cougar

      The Audacity of Nope made me a full fledged Damon fan.

      • PhlyyPhree

        Lol. Right? It should be on the next Tshirt run

    • Ess Tee

      “I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man…”

      This truth right here! I work with a grip of 2520s, and I see this in spades. I just had an email encounter with one who was being as clear as mud about his portion of the project. So, I pressed for clarification and was like, “Is it this, this, or this? It would easier to do X this way.” This man responded with “I know *smiley face* blah blah blah, but it would be a challenge for me to do it that way.”

      I looked at my computer screen, just clenching and unclenching my fists so as not to shoot back an immediate diplomatic cuss out email. I often wonder if I could get away with that kind of mess he does.

      • Kas

        No, you can’t.

        • Ess Tee

          You right. You right.

      • PhlyyPhree

        That? Is when I get to “replying all”.
        Nope, nah, nawl. That’s above my pay grade fam. You gon do this work taday!

        • Ess Tee

          Phlyy, you don’t even understand! I’d gone through this whole internal question about CCing folks because he initially wasn’t even answering the previous email. Then he replied with that mess. And again I went through whether or not to start CC folks in my response. I’ve done it before with him. That’s when he gets all different in his answers.

          • PhlyyPhree

            Oh honey, that’s when you cc all and reply with the whole ENTIRE EMAIL THREAD.
            I have a HUGE archive file in my outlook because I keep EVUHRY SINGLE EMAIL. All of them. From the inane to the mundane. Because I KNOW how those folks like to do and I learned early about covering myself. So I will CC managers, reply all, include past emails as attachments.
            I don’t do work I’m not paid to do simply because someone else finds it challenging. This is not a school and you don’t have a work IEP. Do your dam ned work because you’re going to spend every penny of that paycheck like you did it all.

            • mr. steal your costco samples

              lol a work IEP — stolen right now.

            • Aye Bee

              Man this is me! Lady who works in HR did not do her job and I literally had to follow up with her for a month to get my papers in for FMLA bc I was having surgery. I had CCd he boss and everything. She waits until my last day to try to contact me after I have left work. Spark notes version, her supervisor was notified of every mistake she made, with copies of emails, and every time she messed up. Even with all that, she still didn’t do what she was supposed to so come check time my check was wrong. I notified her boss and had a check within a few hours. My issue was that I wasn’t the first person to have an issue with her and that it seems to happen on a regular basis. I wonder if she were of a different ethnicity would she be given so many chances to screw up at her job while still being able to have one. smh.

            • Multi-Hundredaire

              That’s when they start tryna call you direct. Nope. Go’on and answer that email, homey. I need my records. I learned that the hard way, but early.

    • The post of the day…. Black excellence doesn’t shine nearly as bright as white mediocrity.

    • Kas

      Stealing this: “I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man and the entitlement of a middle aged white women.”

      • Lol on entitled White women. The least your average White guy hears an occasional no. White women though…

        • Kas

          Was standing on the sidewalk in NYC talking to a few friends. To younger white women pushed me out of the way on their way to wherever. I was so shocked I actually stood there like an idiot. I’m not a small guy (just shy of 6′ feet and at the time a very muscular 200) Of course it was broad daylight, so they feared nothing.

          • They do it at the mall too.. I push right back… foh

          • AnswerMe

            That’s crazy. They HATE saying “excuse me” so that you can move. In public I pretend like I don’t see them, because you’re either going to say it or go the long way. Most go the long way. Sad.

            • PhlyyPhree

              Lol. It’s cool. Get your fitbit steps in. I’m still going to be in the same spot. Ha!

              • AnswerMe

                Mmhmm in this spot pretending to be entranced with an ugly vase all because you didn’t want to say those two words.

                • Sloppy Chocolate

                  That’s what I do at the grocery store, I can stand here and look at this box of macaroni all day!

                  • Kemse

                    Read the nutrition facts and everything.

                    I have never stared so hard at nothing in trying to ignore somebody lol.

                • Me

                  Oh… I just remembered that I also stopped looking up at “random throats being cleared in my ear”. I realized when I was around HS/college age that wydudes would rather grunt at us than actually use English to ask us for even the slightest favor of moving to the side for them. So as long as they’re not in elbow reach (b/c I will gut check your personal space infringing as$), I keep my gaze in front of me until I’m good to go.

                • Brother Mouzone

                  Thanks, I thought this just happened to ME all the damage time! Lol.

            • Kas

              My back was to them, I didn’t see them coming. I started to let Mrs. Kas loose on them.

              • PhlyyPhree

                You should have. There’s no fury like that of a woman who has the right to be indignant on behalf of her boo.

            • Me

              This is 100% me. I had to teach dude that be laying with me the art of reserving his courtesy for the right people a couple weeks ago. Either you say excuse me when you cut me off or you take this kick to the back of your ankle (or elbow/purse to the rib) when I continue to walk at my normal pace despite your personal journey. The worst is when they look at you expecting you to step aside because you see them. I stare their as$es down proper as I give them the #nofuckface and push on through.

              • Shay Jay

                Yes, yes, yes and yes!! That is me every time I am at the store! I refuse to move and will stare a white person down until they say “excuse me” or they have to go around. I am not playing with these people!

              • Momofuku O’Murphy

                …I refine the the come-at-me-bro/I-WISH-YOU-WOULD stare with just the slightest upturned corner of my mouth…implying the beginning of a smile and that i’m an infinitely superior person in general (pretty much you aint ish in an expression…it feels better than sex…and to think i used to feel uncomfortable being looked at that way…)

            • [Insert Creative Name Here]

              They hate it! I really don’t understand. I’ll be in the grocery store price comparing something and just feel eyes on me. I don’t readjust though. Either you’re going to say excuse me or you will continue to wait. Like I don’t have a problem with moving out of your way so you can pass. What is the deal?!

              • AnswerMe

                DETEST IT. Just like drivers in the lane beside me loitering and lurking but can’t bring themselves to use their signal to get over. I sense you but it doesn’t even take a flick uh da wrist to use that signal and it doesn’t take strength to say “Excuse or pardon me” LET THEM WAIT *Mufasa voice*

                • DBoySlim

                  You know when construction is on the freeway and someone waits until the last minute to get over? I’ll stare you in the face and make you wait.

                  • Kas

                    We have definitely looked each other in the eye then. I’m Mr. Last Minute Merge.

                    • Me

                      I am too. Learned how to drive in the south, and I don’t believe in merging before I come to the end of my road. Why I gotta sit behind a line of folks with a good 2 car spaces between them and the car in front of them? Nah mane. I’m gonna drive right up to that last cone, and we all gon’ zipper in this piece. OR, I’ll go all the way southern and just dare you to tap my car. I know folks hate driving around me & my petty. Especially since if the mood strikes for me to cruise right after I finish my merge, I most certainly will ignore your honking and flashing headlights as I drive 60 in the far left lane. Driving is my prerogative.

                    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                      You are the worse kind of person.

                      with love,

                      Courteous Drivers Everywhere

                    • Me

                      In all fairness, I hate driving, so when I’m forced to, the petty comes out of every pore in my body. But, if it helps, I drive much better when I have a passenger with me — especially if it’s a minor.

                • Kemse

                  I love when they get tired of trying to sneak in and speed up to the car ahead…. for that car they remember they have a signal light! Oh ho ho! Look who remmebered how to communicate with other drivers alla sudden.

                  • AnswerMe

                    That no signal is the most annoying thing to me. It’s like it costs money to do the right thing. Or they put it on WHILE merging…no no no that’s not how this works.

                    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                      No signaling is my pet peeve. If I ever road rage and shoot a persons tires up it’ll be because they didn’t signal.

                • Momofuku O’Murphy

                  A+ for flickuhdawrist

              • I will not budge. No, scratch that. If they try to push their way past me, I take a step back like I’m looking at something on a higher shelf. If I feel live revving it up to Maximum Petty, I’ll rub my chin and squint my eyes. So very studious of the Cheerios, I am.

              • Momofuku O’Murphy

                wow. seems to be the motherlode of racist microaggressions for a lot of us. co-sign- if you can’t show some goddayumn humility and treat me like a human being, you will not be “excused” by me. and the attempting to burn a hole in me with your eyes? try to be superman all you want, i welcome every opportunity to be righteously schadenfreudig

            • Kemse

              I’ve only recently started confronting this microaggression. I thought it was general inattentiveness but these mofos legit try to act like YOU ARE NOT THERE.

              On a bad day it really makes want to slap the schytt outta somebody.

              I got broad shoulders so it doesn’t take much for you to catch my bony shoulder blade square in the arm. Scoot your pale behind a couple feet to the side or open your mouth and say excuse me.

              Hmph!

            • Slightly misanthropic

              There’s not a day I’m in the store that I don’t find someone waiting for me to acknowledge them by moving out of the way so they don’t have to say “excuse me.” I’ve long stopped acknowledging and act like I don’t see them…

              • AnswerMe

                The one time I remember relenting to an older male palm side I said “Oh I didn’t hear you say excuse me.” And smiled.

              • fxd8424

                I’ve had this happen more than a few times. If you can’t say “excuse me,” I don’t move.

              • Aye Bee

                My ignore game is strong!!! I lived with someone for months and pretended they did not exist. I can most def ignore you and your rudeness that refuses to utter those two little words to pardon your way.

                • AnswerMe

                  Phahhhhaahahhaaha, not months tho!

                  • Aye Bee

                    Lol. Yes. It was so bad. Living in the same room and I pretended she wasn’t there, at all.

            • Sweet Ga Brown

              My soul just cried out. I’m so sick of this rude sh!t.

            • Dr McD

              My rule is when I’m walking down the street, I don’t move, matter what. Don’t be walking into my path and think I’m gonna move…I have bumped into sooo many unsuspecting yt folks since I made this change. It’s both empowering and hilarious to me. The minute we bump, there’s always this realization that, “oh sh*t, she ain’t move?!” Every bump feels like I’m knocking their privilege onto the ground.

              • AnswerMe

                It’s even worse when they’re walking side by side and don’t move. You mean to tell me I have to walk in the gutter or dirt before you walk in a single line so we can all fit on the sidewalk?? Nah not today.

                • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

                  Man, I came across two silly idiots who were holding hands and expected me to walk under their raised arms. That mess right there is exactly why doves cry.

                  • AnswerMe

                    This tickled me oh so much.

                  • Marc.J.H.

                    That comment almost cost me my job, lolol. VSB is gonna be my demise.

                    • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

                      Snap. Well, if you find yourself on the unemployment tip, you can visit me in Ontario.

              • Momofuku O’Murphy

                YES I SO AGREE. I do this when I get out of the bus and you know how people will just enter IMMEDIATELY and sort of disrupt your exiting? I’ve made a change and told myself that’s enough. From now on, low key elbows out, and forward with a vengeance. It feels AMAZING. Then I turn back around to see the dumb looks on their dumb faces…delicious

            • Leigh

              I’m from the deep south. When I was a little girl, my mom and I were in the grocery store and a and old redneck and his mouth breathing family were coming toward us. Because he did not want to say excuse me to my mom, he kicked our grocery buggy out of the way. My mom cussed, yes, CUSSED his azz out in the middle of the store and what she didn’t tell his azz it’s because she forgot. I thought he was going to hit my mom. She threatened to beat him with a can of pork and beans!! LOL

              I pretend like I don’t see them also. Fucc you! Either say excuse me or go around me. Sometimes even if they say excuse me I pretend like I don’t hear them just to make them say it again.

              • Kas

                Petty Betty :)

              • MysteryMeat

                I dont speak anymore in passing. Im from the Midwest and everyone, male or female smiles at each other in passing. Totally stopped doing that to the 25/20’s. I want them to think there’s a secret revolt being planned and I revel in being the angry black man these days. Suck it.

                Why am I just now reading this I got some stoooories

            • Aye Bee

              Me all day every day. And if you brush past me, I will most def let out an “Excuse you!”. It is like it will break them to say “excuse me”. I most def got that from my parents.

              • AnswerMe

                I’ve started sighing loudly and smh because it has to stop.

                • Momofuku O’Murphy

                  don’t even sigh, just chuckle. they can NOT handle you being nonplussed at their passive-aggressive bs and generally being a better person than they EVER will be.

            • Brother Mouzone

              Wow? Same thing happens to me in a store with narrow eisles. Rather than say excuse me to get around, they will go a country mile around to the next eisle to go one foot past me and get something off the shelf.

        • Jennifer

          On Sunday at a work event (post-Lemonade, mind you), I was getting information from a coworker about one of my tasks for the day. All of a sudden, one of the pushy managers at our organization (a middle-aged white woman, but not my boss!) came up and just straight interrupted our conversation with “I have a question.” I gave her the church finger and told her, “No. Wait a minute.” and let my coworker finish telling me what I needed know. WHEN he was done, I let her talk with him. She treated me with such disdain (more than her usual level) for the rest of the day. Even 6 year olds know you aren’t supposed to interrupt 2 grown folks talking. What was her excuse?

      • Damon Banner

        yup. straight jacked.

      • PhlyyPhree

        Seriously. I want that kind of freedom in life.

    • rikyrah

      I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man and the entitlement of a middle aged white women. That is the true definition of carefree

      cold to the bone in its profound truth.

    • Ari

      “I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man and the entitlement of a middle aged white women. ”

      I wonder if this generation is just as you’ve described, as in born in 2005 and thereafter. I’ve been observing black kids born in the age of Obama for over a decade (my son and his friends), and it amazes me how clueless some of them are to the idea that they are supposed to be inferior. Figuratively speaking, these kids (some, but not all) will ambush a white woman in a heartbeat to get to the front of the line.Maybe it’s always been this way for all of us, but I’ve never noticed. Even as a five-year-old, I remember already having that built-in accommodate white people mechanism.

      • Cheryl Christopher

        It is inherent in ALL of us to accommodate “special needs” individuals.

        • Kat

          I giggled..

    • Multi-Hundredaire

      The best is, “Well, this is unacceptable.” Uh, well the answer is still “no”…. so guess what you fittin’ ta do? Accept it.

    • I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man and the entitlement of a middle aged white women.

      https://i.imgflip.com/135eov.jpg

    • Kat

      Bible verse right here “I always said that when I grew up I wanted to live the rest of my life with the skillset of a mediocre white man and the entitlement of a middle aged white women. That is the true definition of carefree”

  • miss t-lee

    Some of the melanin deficient folks can’t handle hearing the word no. It’s truly comical.
    You touched on a point above— how they really can’t handle it when it’s said to them by a Black person. It tickles me so.
    They can’t run us anymore and some just can’t stand it.

    • Baemie St. Patrick

      It’s believable from another white person though Like the white man’s No is colder!! This white person would’t lie to me so they say I can’t, then I really can’t. TUH.

      • miss t-lee

        It’s really wild.
        Reminds you of back in the day where you’d have to get a white person to vouch for your character before it was believed.

        • fxd8424

          Unfortunately, it’s still true in some settings.

          • miss t-lee

            facts.

      • PhlyyPhree

        “Like the white man’s No is colder”
        This. This right here? Is a message.

        • Kas

          As my father says, “the white man’s ice is colder and his Cadillac is longer”.

          • fxd8424

            And his juice sweeter.

            • Kas

              I’m gonna hit him with that next time he uses it.

  • Baemie St. Patrick

    The funniest case of Nah:

    https://vine.co/v/huHUPLnx1dg

    • Me

      I always end up watching this clip too many times on loop. My favorite part of it today is the guy in the back holding the laptop who giggles after her second stroller slap.

      • miss t-lee

        The second stroller slap is what takes me out, every time. ?

        • AnswerMe

          Right. She had nothing of importance to say and it was so empty that stroller slap.

          • miss t-lee

            Naythin.

        • Me

          Mine is that last slap when she runs out of outrage to scream out. I just know the end of that scene involved home girl covertly calling security on her walkie like “Steve, could you please come assist this customer I have at the front of the store”… while she stands there not realizing she’s about to be shuffled on out the door.

          • miss t-lee

            *hollering*

    • miss t-lee

      This will forever be funny.

    • Wow! That voice tho…

      • SECURITY! LMAO

        • It’s just so shrill! Her poor child…lol

          • RewindingtonMaximus

            Seriously like how did someone with ears have the tolerance to put a penis in her?

            • Jennifer

              SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!

            • Mochasister

              Almost busted out laughing when I read that! Even hyenas get love sometimes.

              • RewindingtonMaximus

                Yea but hyenas are equally annoying no matter the gender, so that must be like white noise when they cancel each other out.

        • Mochasister

          If she had been Black clowning like that…..

    • I am legit crying…. her experience would have been shytty…I was an ast. manager at Dejaiz and when those mfers walked in with that bullshyt… screaming and shyt… I would call the mall police to escort then out… it was an all minority staff… we would crack the heIl up… ERE TIME.

    • PhlyyPhree

      This was the first example that came to my mind as I read this post

    • PDL – Cape Girl

      I had to unplug from my device and watching GOTs. Lawd, this was worth the interruption. Hiiilarious. I’m cackling

    • Ari

      That’s exactly what I thought about when I read the title of this post. That black Apple employee was so unbothered.

    • There’s nothing more ironic (or telling) than a mother having a tantrum, with her baby sitting quietly in a stroller.

    • Mochasister

      I saw this fool. I made a comment on Youtube about her and of course people defended her.

  • Buster Cannon

    It’s the classic entitlement complex that comes from this “everyone gets a trophy” upbringing. A little kid that gets everything he wants without having to work for it becomes a pretty obnoxious adult.

    • LKNMRE

      The people MOST guilty of popping off when you say no are baby boomers. Completely different upbringing, bruh. Can y’all stop blaming millenials?

      • It’s tired and lazy.

      • Baemie St. Patrick

        they are the PUT SOME RESPEK on it generation. We see your AARP card. Chill out gramps.

      • Buster Cannon

        Oh, that wasn’t aimed at any particular age group (I’m a millenial myself lol). The “everyone gets a trophy” thing is multi-generational; depends more on how the child was raised rather than when they were born.

        • LKNMRE

          I always hear about this “everyone gets a trophy” but, like, my life was entirely bereft of trophies, where does it come from…?

          • miss t-lee

            I think this only applies to those born after 1990 or so.

            • No it doesn’t.

              • miss t-lee

                LOL.
                I’ve seen this pertaining to my younger cousins, all 90s babies.
                This definitely wasn’t the case when I was coming up.

                • If I have encountered anyone younger who has an entitlement problem, it’s due to their parents having coddled them their whole life. Their Baby Boomer and/or Gen X parents created that issue, if it exists in that individual child.

                  • Sigma_Since 93

                    I think kids learn, especially in retail, that the more you complain the more the store will accommodate; even when the customer is wrong.

                  • miss t-lee

                    I’m not condemning a generation. I understand that entitlement issues are definitely from parenting. However, when I’ve come across someone like, 8 times out of 10, I can’t help but notice they’re from a younger group.

                    • AnswerMe

                      A couple of younger folks at my job were like this and I kept thinking and saying “Well you know sometimes you have to work your way up, right?” Just because you ask for something doesn’t mean it’s going to be handed to you.

                    • miss t-lee

                      Girl…I was just having this discussion neither my younger cousin the other day.

            • LKNMRE

              I’m 1993.

              • miss t-lee

                You gotta go collect your trophies…lol

          • Buster Cannon

            I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have my fair share of medals from when I was involved with martial arts. Everyone I own was given simply for me showing up; it didn’t (still doesn’t) have any meaning to it since I don’t feel like I worked towards anything at all. The term “everyone gets a trophy” refers to situations like that where you get stuff just for showing up, which can curb a child’s motivation to improve to get awards for actual accomplishment. A lot of youth athletics are like that, among other things.

            On a somewhat related note:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-gwjJ_NXKU

            • LKNMRE

              Studies have shown, ACTUALLY, that the “everyone gets a trophy” thing actually makes kids doubt themselves more and lowers self esteem but mmk. Why are we pushing that on the kids and not the parents that did it, I don’t know but it’s not strictly a millenial thing ’cause I sure as h e l l didn’t grow up in that type of environment, and I went to the BEST schools. And I’m only 23.

              • Buster Cannon

                No one claimed that it was a strictly millennial thing; there are 40-year-olds that act like absolute babies when they don’t get their way. Even though you personally didn’t experience an entitled environment (sounds like you had good parents), it’s definitely out there in full force.

                Also, this kinda goes back to the original post; it’s something you tend to see more in wypipo than in blacks. I went to good schools too, but I was also disciplined a lot along with being fully aware that growing up black meant that the cards weren’t stacked in my favor. I knew that I really wasn’t entitled to anything that I didn’t work. Some wypipo aren’t really exposed to any kind of difficulty in their lives, so when you tell them “no” they lose it because they haven’t learned how to adapt to that.

          • Town

            Hello.

            When I was in elementary school, we’d have Field Day. The school was divided in 3 teams: Red, Yellow & Blue.

            The winning team would get a WINNER ribbon. The loser teams would feel salty, then vow to beat the winning team (or be on the winning team) the next year.

            My mom ended up teaching at this school years later & told me they still had Field Day, but there were no longer winners or losers. Everyone got a ribbon, everyone was a winner. They didn’t want the kids to feel bad about losing.

            So maybe that’s where this “everyone gets a trophy” thing comes from.

        • PDL – Cape Girl

          Exactly

      • -h.h.h.-

        Can y’all stop blaming millenials?

        No.

        wow, saying No really does feel good!

        • PhlyyPhree

          I want to hate you, but alas….

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      Nah, that makes it sound like a problem of Millennials. This behavior goes back centuries.

      My take on the og incident, is it’s not just them folks not getting their way, but

      “one of those people put them in their place”

      How dare you…

  • OG Mermaid

    I tell people all the time that No is an answer and a legit one at that.

    • miss t-lee

      It’s also a complete sentence.

      • OG Mermaid

        Exactly!!!
        I love how the question “why” is always posed after saying no. My response has always been “because it’s an answer, no need for a discussion nor debate, this is not a democracy, it’s a dictatorship, and I’m Caesar.” And just walk off on’em, lol.

        • KMN

          OMG I love that response…not only am I going to use that on 2520s…it’s completely applicable to no answers directed at my child lolol

          • PhlyyPhree

            I was just about to say the same thing. I’m copying and pasting this response for my pickney directly.
            I usually shorten it to “Because No means No” but there are times when I need variation

            • KMN

              Have Mini Me looking all confused like mommy wha bih? LMAO…

              • PhlyyPhree

                Lol. Exactly. I like to leave her confused so she doesn’t ever think she’s gained enough smarts to try and test me. Ever

                • KMN

                  LMAO I know right?!! I had to GO AWF on Mini Me Sunday…I mean that child was so hysterical and in so many tears that I had to give her Benadryl to calm her down…didn’t even TOUCH the child rofl…she’s still telling me sorry today. I love it…LOVE.IT.

        • miss t-lee

          I dig it.

        • rikyrah

          best answer. gonna steal for future reference

        • Cleojonz

          My MIL is the worst at this. White baby boomer- She always has to lobby after I say no, I’m like WTF do I have to explain myself to you for I already said no!

  • “All because I said “No.” Which I’m beginning to suspect is the White person’s Candyman. Maybe they fear if they hear it five times in the mirror, Nat Turner will appear.”

    Hilarious.

  • And for the Super Saiyan Black man’s no, tell a White person that you won’t sleep with them. Most are cool, but some act like Elliot Roger in Santa Barbara minus the hammers. It’s just incredible to watch…

    • Courtney Wheeler

      God forbid a white man finds you attractive…and you don’t want to sleep with them.

      The nerve of me….

      it’s because “I’m special”

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        Right. Like you’re supposed to jump for joy because a white/nonblack person pays you attention. Nah boo. I’m not a nig ga– secks with white folk and the possibility of light babies with “good hair” don’t excite me.

        • Courtney Wheeler

          I’m open to anything ya know..but dont get all butt hurt because I said “no.”

          • ChokeOnThisTea

            As you should be. And I’ll add they shouldn’t feel so entitled to think we want them by virtue of their complexion and hair texture.

            • Courtney Wheeler

              Oh god those people who are obsessed with bi-racial babies are weird…if you’re so hung up on a skin complexion just buy an American Girl doll.

              • ChokeOnThisTea

                Lol! Right. It’s really disgusting and disturbing.

              • miss t-lee

                Listen. It’s so weird.
                I ran across a Mixed Babies IG page the other day…and it was so bizarre

                • Courtney Wheeler

                  Look. At the end of day…all you can pray for is for your babies to have ten fingers…ten toes…and doesn’t look like Lil Kim’s current nose.

                  • miss t-lee

                    Hallelujah.

              • NonyaB

                Yup. I’m also open to all types but if my research on an interested party brings up even a whiff of fetishizing/exotic dreamin’/never dated a PoC, its never gon’ happen.

                • Brother Mouzone

                  Isn’t that about 90 percent of the wydudes that holla? The other 10 percent being ” that’s ALL I date is WOC.

                  • NonyaB

                    Not necessarily. I will say the ratios change depending on the country. E.g. much lower in European countries I’ve been in. In the US, ratios be changing regionally.

                    • Brother Mouzone

                      Specifically talking about the U.S., I should have specified. Seems you’ve done a lot of “research” on the subject.

            • Brother Mouzone

              Unfortunately, a lot of those Black folks with that mentality DO want them for that reason and wypipo can sense it….they call it “an easy lay”.

              • ChokeOnThisTea

                Those ain’t Black folk. Those are nig gas and co ons. And yes, unfortunately, that inferiority complex runs rampant with those types.

        • Mochasister

          Right. But some white men act surprised when you don’t jump for joy when they approach you. They seem genuinely surprised to find out that not everyone is checking for them.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        This weekend I watched a white dude shoot his shot with Mrs. SS93. Dude was clearly tight that she hit him with the Mutumbo block. As she walked back to the car, I rolled my window down and gave dude my best Herman Cain smile while driving away.

        • KMN

          I swear fo GAWD I’m sending you a bottle of Alagas just for the Herman Cain Smile….somebody PLEASE post that gif …lolol

          • Sigma_Since 93

            I don’t have Herman Cain but I will give you Denzel fro the free bottle of Alaga

            • KMN

              ROFL it’s on…how you been…how’s the fam?

              • Sigma_Since 93

                Good. The end of school is near which means it’s almost time to begin shuttling the clan to various golf courses. How’s your princess?

                • KMN

                  She’s good…grown but good…lol…about to be 8!! And she needs a trainer :'( NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

          • miss t-lee
            • KMN

              YAAAAAAASSSSSSS Misstlee!! I love you!

              • miss t-lee

                *mwah*

            • Mochasister

              That grin creeps me out.

              • miss t-lee

                It is indeed creepy…lol

        • Courtney Wheeler
        • I’m surprised he made the move. A lot of White guys seem shook of Black women. But yeah, they act so entitled to EVERYTHING.

          • ChokeOnThisTea

            Right. Unless Mrs. SS93 isn’t Black…

            But I agree with you. Way more nonblack men approach me on dating websites, than they ever do in real life. Mostly black men approach me on a day-to-day basis.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              @disqus_jaQFOkPNbv:disqus knows what’s up since he’s seen pics of the wife on IG. Mrs SS93 is a sista. We were in her hometown over the weekend and Dwhights are known for shooting their shots at the sistas. It’s not the first time it’s happened.

        • RewindingtonMaximus

          If I know Ms. SS93….she probably put a lil stank on it when she sashayed them hips from side to side on the way to the car

      • FrankiSideEye

        The number of times I’ve heard, “Oh, so you don’t date white guys, is that it?”

        Nah, sucka, I’ve dated plenty. I just don’t want you.

        • Mochasister

          And so what if you don’t date white guys?! It’s a free country and you can date whomever you want.

      • Mochasister

        They don’t understand how you can turn down their whiteness. Lowly Black women should be”honored” that any man, especially a white one, would want to insert his precious pank penis into her lesser vagina.

    • mr. steal your costco samples

      yooooooo you right. it’s truly amazing.

    • brothaskeeper

      Oooowee! Be like, “How DARE you turn down this porcelain alabaster goodness!”

      • The upshot is that I do date White women, and am open about it. Then when I give them the curve, they just can’t say I’m not checking for them because they’re White. It’s because I’m not checking for them period.

        • brothaskeeper

          Where can I pick up a copy of The Todd Chronicles? LoL! I went that way once in college but quickly found out I wasn’t about that life. I won’t say that my experience was totally negative, but I felt fetishized, and that everything was all good as long as I didn’t dissent. It was surreal for me.

          • Tambra

            He is refusing to take our bait. I wonder what I can do to get him to comply.

            • brothaskeeper

              Cleavage.

              • Tambra

                I do not wish to become apart of the stories. I just want to enjoy them.

          • I won’t say that it’s been all good for me, but I can say being fetishized has been relatively uncommon. Then again, the fact that it’s clear I date pretty much everyone female, cisgendered and of legal age shuts down the worst of the foolishness.

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