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    Fairlithe, socindemsclothing

    the last receipt for registration (more than 10 years in the past) and an estimate for the repairs (broken crankshaft = 2x the value of the truck, or a little more, which was not available money; what I neglected to do was call a scrap dealer for the value of the truck weighed out, which the supervisor did. Turned out less than a month's worth of food stamps).

    Thereafter, my parents dealt exclusively with that lady.
    My parents, you see, spoke no Spanish. This was counted, in a West Texas office, as proof one or both of them was lying about lack of money, by the "eligibility specialist."

    Pissed me right the fuck off, and I was not shy about saying so, in English and in Spanish (Castilian first, then ... vernacular) -- using almost exactly the same terms I had used for the "hospital staff" who put 55-gallon trash barrels in my mother's hospital room a few months earlier, while she recovered from a cracked pelvic bone after a fall.

    Tell me I'm prejudiced, and I'll agree with you -- against stupidity, laziness, bigotry, arrogance and lack of giving a damn about the job you do or the customers you do it for, regardless of your sex, the color of your skin or your mother tongue, never mind your excuse for religion -- behave like a jerk and I'll call you out for the jerk you are.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed May 15, 2013 at 05:04:16 PM PDT

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