Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for August 26, 2019
Manny: No, Eve, don't help me with the bills! I just love doing them by myself!! Eve: Then your Indian name shall be man-of-many-bills! Manny: Ha, ha. Yours is woman-who-sleeps-alone... (knock-knock) EO Man: Citizens, do not be alarmed, it is only I, EO Man... Manny: Equal Opportunity Man? EO Man: No. Easily Offended Man. I'm a superhero, and you've just violated section 225 of the petty code. Eve: What?! How? EO Man: Chapter 27, verse 5, left quadrant 4M clearly states, "The preferred term for our indigenous brethren is Native American. Not Indian." Manny: You take this stuff pretty seriously, huh? EO Man: I am the guardian of acceptable speech! Champion of the hyper-sensitive...Eve: able to sniff out oppression in a single... EO Man: It's also a no-no to pretend to have Native American names...you've been warned. Goodnight. Manny: Well. That was surreal. Eve: And just imagine if we'd been discussing black... EO Man: Don't make me come back up there!!