katerina Posted April 19, 2009 Share Posted April 19, 2009 Hi I took this from my blog on myspace so keep in mind it was intended for people who i know and live around, but either way i thought it'd be a good post for PEOPLE SUCK! : It was time for a delicious burrito at the Taqueria. The sun was shinning , the sky was filled with puffy white clouds....It was perfect. After arriving, I took my seat with bun at our usual inconspicuous spot behind the fake tree. I noticed some man acting erratically; he seemed to be having an argument with his food. I just laughed quietly at the thought of someone talking to their food (and it possibly talking back: see taco bell radio commercials) and continued my lunch with Bun. Halfway through my huge burrito, he kept getting louder: "NO COMPRENDE! NO COMPRENDE!" he shouted mockingly. I knew something was up at that moment and the atmosphere grew darker. I could tell by the ashamed look on his wife's face and her movements saying "stop it!" to the man. But his wife couldn't tame this beast who needed more garlic on his food. Then he started to throw in spanish swear words which was quite offensive coming from a white man... I noticed he was directing them towards the restaurant owner. She came over and spoke to him calmly that "that is how I make that dish". His eyes were filled with anger, then hatred, but mostly insanity; it was more than garlic deprivation that was in this (less than) man's soul. What is WRONG with this man? I thought, and the more I realized what was going on , the more offended and disturbed I got. I stared him straight in the eye, never looking away when he looked my way. " I WASN"T AWAKE JUST YESTERDAY!" (yes exact words here) he shouted, followed by more swear words in spanish. My fiance and I were the only ones other than the employees in the restaurant. I doubt he'd have the balls to say any of what he said in the presence of more hispanic men (other than benji, who looks white). He stood up from his seat and talked about how the "Damn Mexicans are taking over America !". I kept my cold stare. You aren't going to get away that easily you stupid pig, I thought ferociously. He finally left after calling everyone "cabrons" and some other words I forgot... Repeating NO COMPRENDE along the way (he obviously doesn't comprehend that he is in a mexican restaurant, eating mexican food, all while drinking a mexican soda). Then he came back, MAD as ever (his offensive swear words and damning all Mexicans wasn't enough) and got his Jarritos drink from the table and poured it all over the seat and table (there was still a lot left in his bottle). He looked at me after doing it. "PENDEJO!" I said as loud and angrily as I could staring at him because in that moment, that is all I could muster up, paralyzed in anger. I felt like I was the only one who could say anything to that man, surely my fiance couldn't nor the employees. I thought he probably picked up those words from his laborers, he looked like the type who would own a farm... He obviously didn't know pendejo. He seemed confused after I called him that. In this town, most people of hispanic descent work in the fields and are usually illegally here. They can't say anything / do anything if they are treated poorly because they need the money and don't want to be deported. Sadly, racism still exists openly in California, one of the most liberalist states in this country. It is disheartening to see that some people still hate races this much (or at all). Sure he said it out of anger and thus stupidity, but he wasn't lying; it was inside of him. And we needn't take this sort of shit from anyone anymore (whether it's race or any other thing), and stand up for ourselves , not let it go. Do something! Even if it is as small and stupid as calling someone a bitch in a foreign language, just so they know, they can't get away with this without having a consequence! I do not regret saying that towards him; he deserved it, and if I would have just watched or ignored it , I would have been part of the problem as well (and probably feel even more horrible!). So please, keep Waterford and it's surrounding areas a whole community ( I know this is a big stretch but the whole WORLD too). We do not need to enhance the segregation between hispanics and whites any longer over here. I know it is more of an issue in a place like Hickman where whites and hispanics seem to avoid talking to each other... We don't want to become like that. We don't want to go backwards in time, this is 2009 not the 1950's. In comparison with the rest of the country we are BACKWARDS. And this BUBBLE we live in is not reality and is not right. City folk or country folk we all have rights and they apply the same here as they do elsewhere. Even being hispanic but speaking little spanish i have to say this: Viva La Raza!!!! (I couldn't resist ) <3 peace! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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