Michael Richards works the apology circuit

On the evening news I saw Michael Richards apologizing, yet again, this time on Jesse Jackson’s radio program. It called to mind the following not-very-amusing, but perhaps instructive story.

Once there were two psychiatrist, one short and one tall, who daily shared an elevator up to their offices. Everyday, as the doors opened and the short psychiatrist prepared to disembark, he turned to the tall one and spit on him. This went on, day in and day out, for years.

On his last day prior to retirement, the elevator attendant who’d witnessed this ritual countless times was overcome with curiosity. “Sir”, he asked the tall psychiatrist, “why does that little man spit on you everyday, and why don’t you do something about it?”

The tall psychiatrist, without looking at the attendant, replied as if annoyed, “How should I know? It’s his problem“.

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5 responses to “Michael Richards works the apology circuit

  1. Chris

    Yeah, I don’t get it. Which one is Richards? The short one or the tall one? Or wait, is he the attendant? Maybe that’s it! Oh, it totally makes sense now. He’s the attendant! It’s brilliant! No, wait… I’m still lost. Sorry.

  2. Hah. I think he could be all of the above actually.

  3. This whole Michael Richards thing is annoying. He’s an idiot, racist, comic has-been. But unfortunately, free speech is afforded all Americans. As far as acts of racism goes there are so many truly horrible examples that highlighting something as assinine as this one only dilutes those that have truly tragic effects.

  4. madflavor

    Somebody get the spatular and flip him.. he’s done!

  5. you really can not compare this joke to the hatred and terrorist acts which were inflicted upon a group of people because of the color of their skin. This word has historical context, but people brush it off as being a “sticks and stones” type of situation, it is much deeper than that.

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