Monday, May 30, 2011

Have Mexican, Will Discount

      Hope you guys are all having a happy Memorial Day. I'm celebrating my 3 day weekend by barbecuing and drinking some beer. Then, when that's done, and Tuesday is here... I'm probably gonna barbecue and drink some beer, because there's really no such thing as a 3 day weekend when you're unemployed.
     The in-laws were here this last week, and if any of you guys remember this post, you know that we have a townhouse two houses down from the one I live in now that we've been trying to get ready to rent out. It was once lived in by my brother-in-law's now ex-wife, and she completely trashed it. There were cigarette stains EVERYWHERE. Walls were ripped out. Playdoh and pudding was mashed in the carpet. The whole house reeked of smoke.
      We needed help fixing it, and so according to my father-in-law, a big jolly Mexican guy who looks exactly like Kim Jong Il (seriously, it's hilarious), we needed some Mexicans. Now don't look at me like I'm racist, and don't shoot the messenger, because A) my father-in-law is Mexican, B) I'm a small part Mexican and C) I'm just relaying what happened.
     My pop-in-law asked the wifey and I where he could find Mexican people. We jokingly told him there's a Mexican market 5 minutes away. He left, came back 15 minutes later, and said he found some. We thought he was kidding. He was not. In that 15 minutes, he had found some guys that would replace the carpet in the whole house for less than half the price of a CarpetMaster tech that had come to run a quote.
     They came that day... the carpet's done... and it looks decent for what it is, but what I have to wonder is... how the hell did he walk into a Mexican grocery store and find someone to do the job?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Anyone know how this works?

Stay classy, friends,
Bryan

Mood: Mystified
Cerveza: Corona
Shower: I was going to, but this guy said he'll do it for half price.

41 comments:

  1. In california, you could just to go any Home Depot and find up to 20 mexicans waiting around, looking for jobs.

    Sadly, in Idaho, it's hard to find good (*cough* I mean cheap) help.


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  2. I wish we had Mexicans in Canada. If we were to import labor from south of the border nothing would get done. lol

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  3. OMG, you just are way too funny. This is a riot.

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  4. Beer for the shower = good idea
    Taco for the shower = bad idea and a soggy taco.

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  5. Surprisingly easier than one would think

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  6. taco in the shower. brilliant! and did not notice lord cockswain, lmao

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  7. Well things are like that 1,000,000 times worse at home since we're only like 200 miles from the Mexican border. We have lots of undocumented workers waiting on corners at Home Depot and such.

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  8. The way the text is spelled on his van is too funny LOL!

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  9. The only Mexicans I know in China are school teachers, so...that's out.

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  10. The story made me laugh, but the comic made me snort soda up into my sinuses....

    Thank you ;)

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  11. Wow, I could say a lot of things about in-laws, but none of mine look like dictators!

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  12. Something that I sort of miss about being in the DC area, Mexicans were everywhere. The entire city runs on their labor, it's pretty amazing. Not just the home depot, but you could go to Wendy's or any grocery store and bam, work for a day.

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  13. In Arizona, we have plenty of Mexican's waiting on corners to do all kinds of jobs! There are even these really cool houses that have like 100 of them in there that the police keep hiring to fill up their jails. You want us to send you some? (Heeheehe)

    I'm part Mexican as well, so I can talk smack :) But an educated one born here in the states. I did not swim across or stumble through the desert, dependent on others kindness to leave me some water out there on my long walk.

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  14. Hey, new carpet. Not bad...

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  15. Hahahaha. Mexicans work hard. Is that racist? I hope not. I wouldn't mind if someone said blond white bitches work hard. Unless they were talking about something unseemly...
    I'm just confusing myself. Carry on. Nothing to see here.

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  16. OH OH OH WAIT - Does the carpet match the drapes??????????

    ZING! I'm here all day folks.

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  17. thats funny. mexicans are some dedicated laborers

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  18. Well...one of you used to live in Denver, so I think you get it....And out here on the Western Slope, they come to you! Amazing!

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  19. Your pop-in-law really does look like Kim Jong Il.

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  20. I don't think tacos are right for the shower. In anycase, good work withe the house and your Mexicans.

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  21. This is mildly disturbing yet hilarious.

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  22. shady guy willing to give you tacos as well as a floor fixin. Seems legit to me! By the way, did you receive the sticker?

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  23. Over here it's the same but with East Europeans.

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  24. hahaha! another spot-on post!! Your animations/cartoons always crack me up :)

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  25. oh man, it had me in stitches!

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  26. You can pretty much trust anybody who drives a van.

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  27. Growing up in the barrio, I can confirm... even if this was/is racist, it is still true.

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  28. how come bryan has been crying in the shower

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  29. i really like the way you move mmmm

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  30. BAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I love your images!

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  31. Ahahahh, that was a fun comic to go along with your story, nicely done.

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  32. I don't know how it works, but that Mexican was a pretty adaptable fellow. Love the big white teeth on pop-in-law!

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