25 May, 2006
The bachelorette party was planned with the help of bachelorette.com. Among other things, a penis pinata was ordered. Which we filled with Blow Pops, and took compromising photos of each other with. You know. The usual.
(I've actually had experience with this exact pinata brand. At Chicago friend L's bachelorette party, the plastic loopy Prince Albert bit broke off with the first whack. I imagine QC at the penis pinata factory takes a backseat to things like appropriately trimming the balls. Luckily I remembered how to tie a noose, which saved the day, and due to the circumcised nature of the pinata it could even point up.)
Now — careful examination of the photos in the previous post will reveal to you that newlyweds Leah and Brett are an interracial couple. Would you believe that it took us the whole party to realize that we'd bought a CAUCASIAN penis pinata?
"Oh dear! We beseech you, forgive us!"
The order placer even remembered seeing the black penis pinatas on the website and thinking "how cool is that" about the existence of them.
So, the poll question. Was this an instance of racism, or of colorblindness? (I do not single out the order placer for culpability bec ause it took so long for the rest of us to notice.)
"There, there. We'll just use you as decoration, not beat you with a stick."
(Yeah, we skipped the actual pinata part. As one 'maid said, we like to think it's because we have a healthier relationship with the male genitalia than that.)