-- Let me first say that I am not a racist. I am only commenting
on the people around me, and since I am the same race as them, then I feel I can
Working in a consumer electronics store, selling high-end car audio equipment in a
commission environment, I come across these people who think that for some reason we are
on some kind of barter system, or that the "high-end" store that I work in is
somehow tied in with some swap meet or something... now I know I've rambled and nagged and
complained about this before, but it is happening so often now, that it is slowly becoming
more and more fucked up than funny. The following is a conversation I had last night
with only one of the numerous fobs I come across that have one thing in mind-- wanting the expensive stuff, but still being cheap.
Besides the usual "Hey dude, are you Filipino?? You are?? Do I get a
last night I got, "I know dat da sign sayeees tree-hundred-porty-nine dollar... whaat ees my price?" (translated: "I know that the sign says $349, what's MY price?)
me: "Uhhh, ok bro... I didnt know you had your own price... is your name Michael Jordan or do you own your own country or something?"
"ahhhh.... no...(glaring at me with a look of confusion, as if I REALLY seriously thought his name was Michael Jordan) come on mang... geeb meee deees-cowwwn doooooo..." (translated: "Uhhhh, no... c'mon man, give me a discount dude..."
"Dude, I work on commission... if I give you a discount, then I'll be taking away from my own paycheck... and right now I'm sorry I can't afford to do that. Do you really want my kids to go without a meal for a day because you can't pay the normal price that everyone else pays? (of course, I have no kids, but fob-boy doesn't know this) Maybe you might want to talk to my manager..."
"no, dat's okayee...� he's not peeleepeeno..."(translated: No, that's ok... he's not filipino...)
"oh, but he is.... HEY BEN!!!" as I walk away murmuring, "fucking fob...."
1:10 PM-- damn... been scrambling to try and get a van/minivan/suv for the trip and it's not going too well.� Larry has been trying to help me out since it's his credit card were using for the deposit, but no one's got anything available for that week (for some wierd reason I keep hearing the excuse "because it's labor day weekend...", but then we aren't even planning to have it for the weekend, only three days BEFORE the weekend even starts; oh yeah, and a minivan is not big enough to hold 8, possibly 9 people, so we're gonna have to either roll in a big SUV (fucked on gas) or a full-size van (fucked on gas and drivability). Imagine yourself pulling up to a swanky Hollywood club in a fuckin family van.... yeeeeeeah! LOL