So, Random (African-American) Stranger walked up to me in the library:
RAAS: May I tell you something?
RAAS: You are so beautiful.
Me: [blank stare/dazed smile]
RAAS: Are you part black?
Me: [blanker stare/more dazed smile/shake of the head] I don't know.
RAAS: Do you know why I ask that?
RAAS: [Makes complimentary but innappropriate comment about certain "attributes" that I have that my "white sisters," er, lack] . . . If you have Jenny Craig's telephone number lying around you need to tear it up and throw it in the trash!!"
Then Random African-American Stranger disappears as quickly as he came [note: this guy had to have been in his thirties or forties, at least].
I'm not making this up.
I don't know whether to feel complimented or horrified . . .