Tag Archives: work

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where the money is

where the money is

Almost no one can change a MX$500, especially early in the day. How can I get bus fare of only $6? The attendant at the Pemex station has a roll of bills as big as an apple.

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sex discrimination: check the calendar

On the same day in CE 2013 that the retro-thinking Saudi Arabia was seeing the alarming action of women driving their own cars, this ad appears in a daily Oaxaca paper.  Top of the list of qualifications for a job is “sexo:” masculino.

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This enterprise is a fabric store.  I have been in this shop several times, and can tell you that the bulk of the customers are women, who I might guess constitute the bulk of home and commercial seamers. (Though men can and do sew too. I’ve seen it.)

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Calle Pino Suarez, near El Llano You’ll notice right away that “signs” in Oaxaca — and not just here — are not free-standing factory creations attached to walls, but are individual bits of artwork painted right on the plaster surface.  … Continue reading

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truth in advertising

truth in advertising

You would either choose or avoid a gynecologist named ‘Conception,’ depending.

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Peek-a-boo, I hear you

Peek-a-boo, I hear you
This guy is presumably blind. But how did he know to frame himself up like that? And when I pulled out the camera, why did he stop to tune up?

I’ve given him money in the past.

collateral complications to the federal shutdown

There must be a special category of ill effects of the federal shutdown — couples in which one partner is furloughed and the other can/needs to keep working.  That messes with the daily household dynamic, right?

How’s that working for you?

The naked carpenter

You’ll thank me for omitting a photo.  When a carpenter sees something to fix, he goes for it, even if he has just stripped and showered for bed.  The man is squatting over a bad telephone line with some sewing machine oil and a little brush, with bare butt.