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Old 05-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #3001
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Cat, I agree with what others have written. Those Mexican immigrants chose to live in the US.

On the other hand, if you had worn it to a demonstration by American Natives for treaty rights or similar, it would have been in poor taste.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:26 PM   #3002
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We all assumed the manager was Mexican. Was the manager Hispanic or Gringo?
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:27 PM   #3003
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The guy was a jerk, Cat. Cinco de Mayo is more celebrated in the states than it is in Mexico. http://www.latinpost.com/articles/11...co-holiday.htm

Some banks and schools close, but to most Mexicans, it's no big deal.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:36 PM   #3004
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We all assumed the manager was Mexican. Was the manager Hispanic or Gringo?
I didn't assume anything, and his origin and ethnicity don't matter. He had no business saying that to her, or anyone.
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Maybe if he was a gringo, he was trying to be politically correct.
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I didn't assume anything, and his origin and ethnicity don't matter. He had no business saying that to her, or anyone.
Oops, sorry. I should have said most people assumed.
I also initially thought the guy was Mexican to say something like that.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:59 PM   #3007
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Maybe if he was a gringo, he was trying to be politically correct.
Yes, highly unlikely that he was a gringo in this instance. Unlike a gringo principal throwing out a student for wearing a patriotic t shirt..... That happens everyday.
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I assumed the clerk was NOT Mexican. Just a jerk! And like GG said, it doesn't matter what his ethnicity is.
The behavior is uncalled for.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:37 PM   #3009
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Both of them are Hispanic and I didn't wish to offend, but I am an American. I emailed a complaint to the store's main office and I did strongly require an explanation of this action, and I also requested an apology. I did say Cinco de Mayo is not a law and I'm very tired of political agendas meeting me in a grocery store. I am there to buy food and to conduct business, and NOT to be confronted of some political stuff of an entirely different country I have no idea of.

Let us see what happens, yes?

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It was my response to the talk about why spelling is so bad now. That's TwitterSpeak.

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I do have a cell phone. It rings, I answer it and I talk. I dial a number, the person answers, I talk. I don't text, twitter, or anything else. I just talk. So twitter means nothing to me and a lot of other folks of my age. We just talk.

This is a forum of folks who talk back and forth using the English language. I don't believe we have a thread for puzzles, do we anyone?
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