So May 1st is planned to be a mass day of protest on behalf of illegal immigrants.
Hispanics, legal or not, plan to call in sick, close their businesses and cut class for the day.
They also plan not to spend any money as a form of boycott to raise awareness.
As the kitchen side of things go in the restaurant industry pretty much the boss man is white and the worker bees are Hispanic (or Latino, if that is the PC term this week, I lose track of the rotation at times)
Now I myself am half Hispanic and have my own opinions on the issues at hand, some you might be surprised at.
But the fact remains is this industry is built largely on the backs of low paid Hispanic immigrants, the majority, in my experience, are illegal.
A couple of the guys in the kitchen have asked if I'm going to work on that day, the 1st.
I'm torn about what I should do.
Not because of some greater calling or activism.
On one hand I'd love to see the three white cooks we employ scramble along with the boss man trying to fight off the rush, I think it would be funny as hell.
On the other hand I'd rather not have to talk to my customers and explain the massive melt down the kitchen in having.
It might be kind of fun to see that the yuppies finally realize their precious Tuscan dish is actually being made by a Guatemalan.
I think I'll take the day off and go fishing, hopefully there are no riots out by the lake.
It'll be an interesting day, perhaps.
Imagine no dishes being washed, no food being prepared or cooked.
No cleaning crew, no bus boys, dirty tables and toilets everywhere.
So yup, I have an opinion on the issues on hand, think they'd piss off half my readers while pissing on the other half.
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment sections.