Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Passive Aggressive Mexicans, Xenophobes, and the Beguiling Mystery of Latinos' Love for Booths!
Avid Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog correspondent Ruth Welte (whose day-job finds her spinning semiotic riffs at Time Out Chicago) writes in today to spike my poor eyes with a site called passiveaggressivenotes.com and a dodgy post from Califas that reveals, among other things, the mystery of Mexican seating preferences in restaurants. We Mesicans, apparently, show a deep and abiding affinity for booths--something I know to be true from my days of Austin and SoCal dive-bar spelunking (nothing beats the secure feeling of lush naugahyde in dark gin palaces during the pre-twilight glories of happy hour). The other note in Welte's cited/sighted site headsup, a stinking "fucking Mexican" note from, of course, San Diego, speaks for itself.