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I think I pulled the ultimate white-guy move last week.
I walked into the local Verizon store with my fiance’ to upgrade her phone. Just a week earlier I had signed up for new service, and bought an awesome new LG VX9800 (‘The V’) phone from a good salesman who made a point to give me his card, and sent me a thank you letter.
We went in to finalize the purchase by picking out a phone for my fiance’. She wasn’t there when I signed up, so we went in to swap out the “free phone” for something she actually wanted (Samsung SCH-a950).
So, naturally I asked for Juan…
The man and woman behind the counter looked at each other with confused looks on their faces. Then the (Hispanic) guy said, “do you mean Jose?”
I sheepishly responded, “uh, yeah…Jose.”
How embarrassing. I’ve always considered myself “down”. I live on the east side, in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood. I don’t like living in the white bread suburbs. Here I am committing one of the ultimate white guy moves.
Thankfully, to the chagrin of one of his co-workers, Jose was so busy that he turned me over to another guy.
When I was told that Jose was busy, a mature white woman snapped, “of course Jose’s busy! If I spoke spanish I’d be busy too!”
Thank God I really don’t care what people think, otherwise I would’ve been mortified.
Whether it’s getting into a heated debate with someone he believes is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, or discussing the sexual benefits (taste-wise) of eating the right foods, George Takei has been a huge aquisition for The Howard Stern Show.
On Tuesday’s show George chastised an Ahh-nold impersonater for not signing the gay marriage bill into law. The whole time believing he was speaking to the real Arnold Schwarzenegger! Here are a few things “Arnold” said while pulling the wool over Takei’s eyes:
He didn’t “give a sh*t” about George and his family being in an internment camp during WWII.
He agreed to sign the gay marriage bill into law if it crossed his desk again in exchage for a “reach around”.
He said he was smoking weed and high on Vicodin.
When confronted with a replay of the call on Today’s show George was mortified, saying, “he wanted to believe” he had the forum with the Governor.
Howard read email after email praising George, and indicated he may be keeping George in the studio for more than the planned one week.
Once again, greed rears its ugly head This is absolutely hilarious. I guess it took them 11 years to finally decide they were embarrassed? If the people who these guys do business with are so dense as to believe Linklater’s former classmates still live their lives like they did when they were teenagers, it’s time to find some new business associates. This is indicative of one of the biggest problems in our society today: wanting to cash in on someone else’s success. These guys just waited for Linklater to get established, and get a little money in his pocket, then it was time to “get paid”. If a plaintiff was held responsible for the defendant’s legal expenses in cases they lost, we could reduce this problem so greatly that this type of suit would truly just be a nuisance. Instead, it’s bringing our court system to its knees.