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On Jul 22, 2018, at 11:21 AM, neil [Civil_SMA] Civil_SMA@yahoogroups..com wrote:

Subject: Presumption

Today I went to a moving sale that was being presided over by an older man (American) and woman (Mexican). I'd been there for a little while when an American woman came in, looked around a bit. When she was told that the items in the kitchen weren't for sale she asked the Mexican woman, "Why not?" Then she wandered over to the man and asked something about "the housekeeper." To his credit, the man just looked at her.

"Oh, is she the housekeeper or your girlfriend?"

Again, he just looked at her...

"Oh, I'm just being playful."

He finally replied, "I guess I'm not feeling very playful today," showing a lot more restraint than I might have.

Now, I have no patience for the PC police. I think it's obnoxious for adults to dictate to other adults how they should or shouldn't express themselves. But this loudmouth, who didn't seem to know when to shut up or how to apologize, had me wondering: What the hell is wrong with people?



Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:51 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Gabriel"

Subject: Re: Presumption

Sad. So, a few years ago my wife and I were dining at an upscale restaurant in Newport Beach, CA and after our meal I stepped outside to wait for my spouse while she went to the loo. Well it just so happened that I was standing next to the parking valet station and one of the restaurant patrons came out, saw me and handed me his valet ticket without really making eye contact. I smiled and said to the gentleman “No gracias caballero, ya tengo un coche”. (No thanks I have a car) He looked up at me in bewilderment and somewhat realized he may have given his ticket to the wrong Mexican. My wife walked out as my own car a new Porsche, was pulled up for us.. In all fairness I was wearing a black shirt and so were the valets.

I smiled and said “Adios.”

Presumption. We’re all guilty of it at some point or another. It’s the “loudmouths” that make it sad.




Gabriel Morales and his high school sweetheart, wife and life partner of 39 years are on a full circle, trajectory back to their beloved San Miguel: "San Miguel de Allende here we come, albeit a few years late."

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