Poached Eggs

July 14, 2013

I was just down at the Idiot for brunch….sat at my usual stool overlooking the kitchen….the Chef was a very young Mexican…who looked all of 17 but I know must have been older….and it was weird but the place was JUMPING…usually at 11:30…there are only a smattering of people …

but then today driving back with wonderful Ralph from Palm Springs….the traffic was UNBELIEVABLE at 9:30 as we approached LA…it was like a Friday evening….just bumper to bumper…Ralph could NOT drive 87 anymore…which was a bummer…..

I WAS amazed at that young Mexican …preparing poached eggs….tossing salads….frying fish…preparing the Brit’s beans on toast ….

he just was whizzing everywhere…tho he did have 2 sous (sp?) chefs helping….it made me think of this weekend..at dear dear…..Ron’s house…watching this Mexican climbing up a Palm tree in the next door neighbor’s property…he had steel cleats on his boots that he would slam into the tree trunk…as he climbed in 110 heat up

…like miles up beyond where Jack climbed on his bean stalk….a heavy steel chain attached from his waist around the trunk…

then would take the machete off his hip and slash off the top palm fronds …leaving just the new ones….

my mouth was agape and caught too many flies as I stared at his gorgeous muscular body….and doing something I KNOW most males would NOT venture to do

this all made me reflect on the Republicans throwing the Immigration bill into the trash…their attitude to abortion…their support of Stand your Ground law (or whatever it is called in Florida)….that allowed one man shooting another man to death…free……

my house cleaner whom I have had for over 25 years…is from San Salvador…or is it El Salvador….

…one of my Oldest and Dearest friends is Mexican who was a roomate years ago who found me on Craigs list….he is a teacher in the LA school district…..recently got his MA in psychology…

another dear friend is Mexican also…and just recently got his BA

.they came across the border illegally….paying coyotes to get here….and they paid taxes back BEFORE they got their green card…I remember my housekeeper Isabel especially

(whom I have seen her boys grow from babies she brought to work to lie on my living room floor as she cleaned..to grow up through college to getting jobs…to getting married and having their own children….)

as one day I came home from work…and I was kind of shocked that all the paintings on my walls were REALLY askew….and she seemed in a totally unusual state….

she speaks little English as I speak little Spanish…..

she through sign language and Spanglish…told me that her tax accountant had screwed her and her husband…and she owed several thousand dollars to the IRS…..

my mother had just died and i had come into some money…I sent her a check…telling her it was a gift….

well there has not been a painting askew since…..

One Response to “Poached Eggs”

  1. Richard Steele said

    Good one again, you really do have some interesting stories. R&R

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