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    Angel Girl

    A Vegas Scare

    A Vegas Scare

    For anyone who didn't see David Letterman's take on this:
    (And it's a true story...)

    On a recent weekend in Las Vegas, a woman won a
    bucketful of quarters at a slot machine. She took a
    break from the slots for dinner with her husband in the
    hotel dining room. But first she wanted to stash the
    quarters in her room. "I'll be right back and we'll go
    to eat," she told her husband and carried the coin-laden
    bucket to the elevator.

    As she was about to walk into the elevator she noticed
    two men already aboard. Both were black. One of them was
    tall...very tall...an intimidating figure. The woman
    froze. Her first thought was: These two are going to rob
    me. Her next thought was: Don't be a bigot; they look
    like perfectly nice gentlemen. But racial stereotypes
    are powerful and fear immobilized her.

    She stood and stared at the two men. She felt anxious,
    flustered and ashamed. She hoped they didn't read her
    mind but Gosh; they had to know what she was thinking!!!
    Her hesitation about joining them in the elevator was
    all too obvious now. Her face was flushed. She couldn't
    just stand there, so with a mighty effort of will she
    picked up one foot and stepped forward and followed with
    the other foot and was on the elevator. Avoiding eye
    contact, she turned around stiffly and faced the
    elevator doors as they closed. A second passed, and then
    another second, and then another. Her fear increased!
    The elevator didn't move. Panic consumed her. My God,
    she thought, I'm trapped and about to be robbed!

    Her heart plummeted. Perspiration poured from every
    pore. Then one of the men said, "Hit the floor."
    Instinct told her to do what they told her. The bucket
    of quarters flew upwards as she threw out her arms and
    dove to the elevator floor. A shower of coins
    rained down on her. Take my money and spare me, she prayed.

    More seconds passed. She heard one of the men say
    politely, "Ma'am, if you'll just tell us what floor
    you're going to, we'll push the button." The one who
    said it had a little trouble getting the words out. He
    was trying mightily to hold in a belly laugh. The woman
    lifted her head and looked up at the two men. They
    reached down to help her up. Confused, she struggled to
    her feet. "When I told my friend here to hit the
    floor," said the average sized one, "I meant that he
    should hit the elevator button for our floor. I didn't
    mean for you to actually hit the floor, ma'am."

    He spoke genially. He bit his lip. It was obvious he was
    having a hard time not laughing. The woman thought: My
    God, what a spectacle I've made of myself. She was
    humiliated to speak. She wanted to blurt out an apology,
    but words failed her. How do you apologize to two
    perfectly respectable gentlemen for behaving as though
    they were going to rob you? She didn't know what to say.
    The three of them gathered up the strewn quarters and
    refilled her bucket.

    When the elevator arrived at her floor they then
    insisted on walking her to her room. She seemed a little
    unsteady on her feet, and they were afraid she might not
    make it down the corridor.

    At her door they bid her a good evening. As she slipped
    into her room she could hear them roaring with laughter
    as they walked back to the elevator. The woman brushed
    herself off. She pulled herself together and went
    downstairs for dinner with her husband.

    The next morning flowers were delivered to her room
    - a dozen roses.

    Attached to EACH rose was a crisp one hundred dollar
    bill. The card said: "Thanks for the best laugh we've
    had in years." It was signed;
    Eddie Murphy, Michael Jordan

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    Lol, good read

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    oh man that would be SOOOOOOOOOO funny to see

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    yea i heard this before..

    i heard how eddie murphy had bodygaurds sorta do the same thing, and sorta scare a person like that (the same way) and then surprise them next with flowers.

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    I heard this once a long time ago, funny.
    20% Temper
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