A few years ago, I was really embarrassed when I misunderstood something that a perfect stranger said to me. I was eating at a buffet, and after I finished the main course I went back for dessert. I was wearing some short pants at the time, and I thought a Caucasian woman made a comment directly to me, alleging that my legs looked awful. Me being black, I took it personal and I was immediately outraged! The mistake I made was, she was referring to my dessert when she said what sounded like “brown knees”. BTW, she was right, they tasted awful. What the…

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