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Ignorant Gringos

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posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:25 AM
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So I've been having a lot of work done on my house lately.

Last week I had a company here hardscaping my front porch and walkway with cobblestone pavers...I'm spending a good chunk of change for this.

The two gentlemen doing the work on the front porch were of the South-of-the-Border persuasion and seemed not to speak much (if any) English...as I would offer them bottled water while they were working on the porch and they didn't seem to understand me.

Anyhow...they finished the job and left.

Last night, my wife was showing our daughter-in-law how our new Ring doorbell video worked...and a video from the front porch showed these two gentlemen "working" on the porch stones....talking and laughing...in SPANISH.

My wife to daughter: "Oh, these are just the guys doing the porch work last week."

Daughter to wife: "Do you realize what they're saying?" (She speaks fluent Spanish).

Wife: "No...what?"

Daughter translates:

Guy ONE says: "We're not doing this right."
Guy TWO says: "Don't worry...these Gringos are ignorant...they won't know the difference."

Guy ONE and TWO: "HAHAHAHAHA...."

We're showing the company's owner the video today.

These racist aholes are going to come back and do the job right.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:29 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
...as I would offer them bottled water while they were working on the porch and they didn't seem to understand me.


This is your problem right here, I always have a six of Modelo on hand for just such a scenario.

Then they can at least blame all the construction issues on being borracho en cerveza.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
During Katrina? The most valuable commodity was not $$...but beer.

Got beer...anybody will help.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Lol, ring already paid for itself. What part did they not do right?


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posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: IAMTAT

Lol, ring already paid for itself. What part did they not do right?


I'm too ignorant to know.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
I'm too ignorant to know.


This is why I run as much stuff as possible through my Home Depot card, the amount of screw ups in my kitchen cost the company doing the work tens of thousands to remedy. If it was just Julio's Construccion I'd be SOL.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: IAMTAT

Lol, ring already paid for itself. What part did they not do right?


I'm too ignorant to know.


So they were right. That's ok. When they come back tell em "la entrepierna de tu madre huele a pescado"

And then go inside.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

This company owner will make it right...or make it free.
I've given him tens of thousands of dollars of business over the years.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
This company owner will make it right...or make it free.


If he doesn't I know some dude bros at ICE. We can cage their kids.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:14 AM
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You hired them. End of story.

a reply to: IAMTAT



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: MiddleInsite
You hired them. End of story.


True, but how many Americans want to improperly lay cobblestone walkways for low wages?



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:25 AM
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Well I guess if you want something done right you have to do it yourself.


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posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: MiddleInsite
What?

Seems he hired a business, and the people that work for that business did this.

So it is on the business to back the work.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: MiddleInsite
What?

Seems he hired a business, and the people that work for that business did this.

So it is on the business to back the work.


Si.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:37 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
as I would offer them bottled water while they were working on the porch and they didn't seem to understand me.


Maybe it's YOU who doesn't understand...they were holding out for $20's.




posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder

originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: IAMTAT

Lol, ring already paid for itself. What part did they not do right?


I'm too ignorant to know.


So they were right. That's ok. When they come back tell em "la entrepierna de tu madre huele a pescado"

And then go inside.


They probably already know that.

I would get the owner on the phone and confront them about it, unless one of them is the owner, you might get a big discount on the job.
edit on 26-4-2021 by RazorV66 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Looks like you haven't been around construction crews.... you're lucky you didn't catch any remarks on your family, just check the work and if something is wrong ask the contractor to fix it...



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: IAMTAT
...as I would offer them bottled water while they were working on the porch and they didn't seem to understand me.


This is your problem right here, I always have a six of Modelo on hand for just such a scenario.

Then they can at least blame all the construction issues on being borracho en cerveza.


Beers are for closers. Of course, the smart ones bring their own because the kindness of strangers is unreliable.



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 10:17 AM
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You should tell the company owner:
"I know those hombres were talking behind my espalda, because I can habla the espanol real bueno! Now you need to fixo el porcho!"



posted on Apr, 26 2021 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
Beers are for closers. Of course, the smart ones bring their own because the kindness of strangers is unreliable.


It's either that or I give them all the steak knives.



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