As I stepped out of a friend’s flat in Bethnal Green, London this afternoon, a large black pit bull, seeing me from down the hallway, leaped in the air and bounded towards me.
Immediately I thought of everything the media taught me about pit bulls–ferocious, dangerous, jaws of steel, mauling, evil creatures that are unfit for civilized society.
Plus it was a BLACK pit bull. The media and the world has taught me that black is evil (except as a fashion statement in NYC). Black=ferocious, dangerous, evil, dark magic and death.
Having pulled the door closed behind me, I stood trapped in the hallway telling myself, “Don’t show fear! They sense fear. Don’t let it know you are afraid.”
I wasn’t afraid; I was terrified.
With its owner no where in sight the large black pit bull lunged at me, paws up on my chest practically knocking me off balance.
Then with all of its might it proceeded to lick me, wag its tail and hump my leg.
We can’t believe everything the media tells us.