Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Rosa Makes the Rules

The rotund plumber and the apprentice electrician (Lazaro and Eric) were here today, replacing some rusted screens on the living room windows. At one point I went out front to see how things were going and Lazaro asked me for some cold water.

I went to the kitchen to get it and Rosa said, in an annoyed tone, "When the other Señora was here (Kukie, the previous owner's wife), the service people would come to the side door if they needed anything and I would help them."

Meaning the service people should not be so presumptuous as to ask me, the
Señor, for water. They should come to the kitchen door at the side and ask Rosa.

I said, "Ok,
sí." I certainly don't want to interfere with the established order of things.

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