At a recent launch I attended (recent being defined by "within the last year") two "good ole boy" types pulled up. Being bored, I headed over toward their truck to see what rockets they had.
As I approached the truck, they were already out and scanning the crowd. One of them asked in a puzzled tone "They allow n*****s at this launch?"
This was one of those situations where you know there's got to be some brilliant zinger, but you know you're not going to come up with it.
Instead, I just gave them a "dirty look" as I walked past. No rockets in the truck, either.
They left a few minutes later. Good riddance.
For future reference, what could I have said to these two goofs? It's been bugging me. I've come up with a few good lines, but there's got to be something short and pithy. As you might have noticed, "short" isn't my strong suit.