I found this when cleaning up my documents files.
This is a true story as told by the lady involved…….
The woman said that she and her husband were in Atlantic City
for the weekend when she won a bucket full of quarters at one
of the slot machines.
She and her husband decided to go for dinner and she wanted to
stash the bucket full of quarters in their room before they
went to the dining room, so she made a dash for the elevator.
When the elevator door opened to let her in, she noticed that two
black men were already onboard and one of them was big
…..VERY big. She felt totally intimidated.
She froze, thinking the men might try to rob her.
She stared at the two men feeling anxious, flustered and ashamed,
hoping the men didn’t see her hesitation but knowing they did.
With a mighty effort of will, she stepped aboard the elevator, turned
stiffly around and stared at the doors after they closed. The elevator
did not move! Suddenly, panic consumed her as she began thinking,
“I’m trapped in an elevator with two black men
and I am about to be robbed!!”
With her heart fluttering and great drops of perspiration pouring from
every pore in her body, one of the men said, “Hit the floor.”
Instinct told her to do exactly what they said, so she quickly threw the
bucket of quarters in the air and then collapsed on the elevator floor
with her arms and legs spread widely.
Then she heard one of the men say politely, “Ma’am, if you will just
tell us what floor you want we’ll push the button for you…”
The one who said this had some trouble getting the words out as he
was trying mightily to hold in a huge belly laugh.
He reached down an arm and helped her to her feet and said, “Ma’am I
meant the button for your floor, not the floor of the elevator.”
The three of them gathered up all of the strewn quarters and they
escorted her to her room as she was still a little unsteady on her feet.
The next day, flowers were delivered to her room, a dozen red roses,
and attached to each rose was a nice crisp $100 bill.
The card said, “Thanks for the best laugh we’ve had in years.”
Signed: Eddy Murphy & Bodyguard