Everyone has a story of being the victim of CP time. It's been responsible for the termination of jobs and relationships, and for delaying weddings and even funerals. CP Time is the first book to examine a behavior that crosses all social economic lines within the black community in a way that will bring smiles and groans of recognition to victims and culprits alike. In brisk, engaging chapters, J.L. King provides humorous examples and personal stories, voicing the opinions of those who view habitual lateness as just part of being black, and those who see it as a more serious problem. Recounting the reasons and excuses offered in CP time's defense, King provides a wry and often hilarious history of how and why the phenomenon began. Light-hearted yet enlightening, CP Time makes a perfect gift for the chronically tardy -- and all those affected by them.I yelled over the phone, aWhy did you take my car?a aYour car! ... He knew full well that I could not drive a manual shift. I heard our ... my pie?a Well, this alittle woman a was not going to stay at home because she could not drive a stick shift. ... How am I supposed to get my momentum going on a hill, after a complete stop, and enter this highway traffic? ... I tried to put it in first gear but rolled back down the hill.
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2007-02-20|