Mexican people prefer booths, don’t like waiting


Here’s an excerpt of an employee handbook found at a small Mexican restaurant located in Huntington Beach, CA that I saw on Gridskipper. And thank goodness I did because I really had no idea that all Mexican people like booths and hate waiting to be seated. Wait, does that mean that us whities don’t mind sitting around and are okay with uncomfortable hard-backed seats? Really, the logic here is beyond me.

That’s not all–women waitressing at this gem of an establishment must wear make-up and cannot wear a skirt that goes below the knees. Kind of reminds me of the dress code rules at my high school–except completely opposite.

Word for the Travel Wise (05/05/06)

Mexico FlagIt’s Cinco de Mayo and a Friday night as well. I’m sure a few of you are out partying if you haven’t hit a happy hour or two already, so I won’t bother keeping you long with today’s lesson. I’m just thrilled to be feeling a tid bit better after having a yucky days long head and chest cold.  Hopefully your road to Cinco de Mayo wasn’t one of the same. For all those out there having a round of drinks, please, have one for me.

Today’s word is a Spanish word from Mexico:

enfermo / enferma – sick

Amerispan, Cactus Language and IMAC are all good starting points to learning abroad. A free membership at Spanish Unlimited gives you the opportunity to learn a new word everyday by email, gain pen pals and hear audio of the words. Their website is actually a good resource tool for many different Spanish related topics. I won’t even begin to list some of the texts out there that could further your studies because there are entirely too many. If you know of some language books that would be useful please feel free to list them.

Past Spanish words: escalar, cercano, realidad