Oye, Paisan! [Hey, You!]

Oye, Paisan! [Hey, You!]
Bob Aul

Amigo, it's okay for you to speak to me in Spanish. Yeah, you work in a high-end shopping center where half of the customers want you deported and the other half call you Pedro. So rebel, even if just for a conversation, by responding to me in our respective native tongue. Instead, you pretend to not understand and respond in broken English that makes José Jiménez sound like Alistair Cooke. ¡Habla en español, güey!

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