To help Christopher out with his Spanish-speaking skills, we decided to take an impromptu trip to Mexico. As you can see from our home movie, he picked up the customs really well!
True Story… driving home last night starving.. so I stop at one of the million “Fried Chicken Restaurants”, now I will admit I wasn’t in my nice and undiverse pueblo of Redondo Beach. However that really doesn’t excuse my experience at Jack’s Fried Chicken. So I drag my straving ass into JFK and sit down.. (yes it was sitdown)… the young mexican waitress comes up and asks me what I’ll have… I spot an interesting ad.. “Meal in Box” and think to myself now that sounds perfectly simple but I wasn’t sure what was included… and the exchange happens like this.
C: I’ll have the Meal in a Box, what exactly does that contain?
Waitress or W: “eh?”
C: What does the meal have, like what foods are included.
W: “Meal in Box.. eh?… eh?… what is in it… ?”
C: “MEAL IN BOX… WHAT IS IN IT!”
C: “Obviously I know there is chicken included… with the name of the establishment being JFK.. simple deduction… there was that hint that the meal would include Chicken…”
C: “What else besides Chicken is part of the meal”
W: “umm…… un momento por favor ” & a confused look and off she goes to get help.
New Waiter: “Um… chicken is included”
NW: “Mash Potatoes”
C: ahh now we are getting somewhere….. “ok what else”
NW: “ummm other chicken”
C: “What is other chicken?”
After 10 minutes I said give me the fucking meal, I’ll figure it out. My main problem with this is how did these people get this job? I checked the address and it wasn’t in Mexico so I’m pretty sure I was still in my country of origin. How is it that someone who doesn’t speak a bit of English ends up in a job that they are dealing with English speaking people every six seconds? Kind of slows things down don’t you think??
So as I ate my pollo which was now fucking muy frío, it occurred to me that these establishments don’t care about their customers.. AT ALL.. this small situation is becoming the norm making english speakers feel like a foreigner in their own country.
Living in a retirement home someday is going to be real fucking fun.
“Juan could you get me my heart medicine now… before I die”
So Lily’s recent comment inspired this post. As I was scouring the internet for relevant and life-changing news to blog about, I came across a job ad for psychics. Everything in italics was taken directly from hiringpsychics.com (which apparently is THE place for psychics to go when they’re looking for work… I wonder how many of them apply and then don’t get hired… wouldn’t they know not to waste their time on a job they won’t get? Maybe only the “real” psychics get hired… yeah, that’s probably it…)
Straight from their website:
At California Psychics we’re looking for “The Best” Psychics. Do you have what it takes to be a “California Psychic?” If so, join our popular and well-established service.
(Considering you can work for this company and live anywhere in the world, I’m assuming you don’t have to be a “Californian,” nor do you have to be “The Best.”)
Are you a gifted and accurate psychic who enjoys making a difference in people’s lives? If you enjoy connecting with others and helping them work through and solve issues, (while working from home) this could be the opportunity you’re looking for. We’re looking for credible, reputable psychics, clairvoyants, astrologers and tarot readers who can deliver/provide high-quality readings for our clients.
(Top three considerations for a psychic: 1. You enjoy making a difference in people’s lives; 2. You enjoy connecting with other and helping them work through and solve issues; and 3. most importantly, you like to achieve these lofty goals without having to deal with the hassle of dealing with traffic)
Our psychics work full or part time from home as independent contractors, set their own schedules and get paid weekly. The more you work, the more you earn – you decide! Our psychics are an exclusive and extremely talented group. Our top psychics can make more than $1000 per week.
(Even being the exclusive and talented folk they are, the TOP psychics CAN make more than $1000 per week– if the stars line up right, it’s certainly possible. Yet, anything’s possible, isn’t it?)
Qualified candidates will have some experience in the field, and most importantly, candidates must be capable of delivering accurate and insightful readings to our customers over the phone. If this sounds like you, then please fill out the online application.
California Psychics has been in the business of providing our customers with quality and accurate psychic readings since 1995. We are a “customer first” organization dedicated to delivering world class psychic and astrology readings.
We hire only those readers who are truly gifted. We expect a high level of professionalism and a serious commitment to working on our network. We conduct extensive evaluations before engaging any reader. Further, all prospective readers must submit to a full background check.
(And they require the full background check to… weed out those who are just pathological liars and con artists from the “REAL” psychics? They wouldn’t want you to divulge all that extremely personal information to someone who isn’t on the “up and up.”)