Many years ago a little girl may have asked her mother to take her swimming.  The mother probably didn’t have time so she setup the sprinkler in the front yard for the little girl to run through.

The mother then went inside, probably to watch television.  A little while later, she must have been started by a jolting sound:

KNOCK

KNOCK

KNOCK

Who the fuck is that, she must have thought.  We live in the middle of nowhere U.S.A.  And it’s obviously not my little girl because she would run into the house instead of knocking, and she couldn’t knock that hard and high if she tried.

KNOCK

KNOCK

KNOCK

Oh God, I better answer, she must have thought.  When she opened the door she saw a very dark skinned black looking black woman, perhaps dripping with sweat because she had been jogging for miles.

The black woman explained to the mother that having her daughter run through the sprinkler in a bathing suit may seem innocent to her, but to a pedophile driving by, that is BAIT, and while the little girl may be in no imminent danger of being molested, that pedophile would remember where they lived and watch them from afar.

The mother must have been speechless, shell-shocked and embarrassed about her mistake. By the time she composed herself to say thank you, the black woman was probably a distant silhouette, jogging off into the sunset.

What the mother may have never known, is that the black woman who had just saved her daughter was the MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN ON THE PLANET, and at times, the WORLD’S ONLY BLACK BILLIONAIRE, unrecognizable wearing a baseball cap and sweating and without the makeup and bright lights of television.  The same incredible brain size that helped give her the intelligence to achieve all the glamour of television, was now helping her save a young girl from one of the worst things that could ever happen to her.

For had Oprah Winfrey not knocked on her door that day, then a few weeks later there might have been another knock on the door, perhaps from a friendly neighbour, just stopping by to introduce himself.  Over a period of months, the mother and neighbour would have gradually become friends, and then one day when she was in a bind and desperately needed a favour, she would have asked him if he could keep an eye on her daughter while  she rushed frantically to work.

“No problem” he would have replied with a smile. “No problem”

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