Professor Poetry Hound

Spanish Lesson - Poem by Professor Poetry Hound

I was in Guadalajara last Tuesday, and a waiter
came up to my table wearing a nametag that
said his name was Jesus. I couldn’t believe his
audacity and presumptuousness making fun of
our Lord like that!

So I stood up and slugged him in the gut. He
went sprawling across the floor. Some
restaurant employees ran over and grabbed me
and held me down until the police came. What
a scene!

I found out later the waiter’s name was actually
pronounced, “Hey-Seuss” and a lot of people in
Mexico have that name. I guess it’s a tribute to
Dr. Seuss or something, and not an insult
directed at our Lord.

But how was I supposed to know that ridiculous
pronunciation? One of the things I hate about
Mexico is that everyone is always walking
around speaking Spanish.

Comments about Spanish Lesson by Professor Poetry Hound

  • (6/4/2006 4:05:00 AM)

    what a scene! fantastic (Report) Reply

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  • (5/1/2006 2:41:00 AM)

    Jesus, I laughed at this one. (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2006 9:20:00 PM)

    Dear PPH, I've reached the point where I want to scream, 'Speak English! ' at those who persistently reside in the USA and refuse to get with the program. On the other hand, I spent a lot of time with Mexican people at my last job, for 12+ years, and found them to be the most honorable, decent and fun people I've known.
    So I learned to speak some Spanish, and they learned to speak some English, and we partied in our own American way. Loco, hombre! Felipe
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  • (3/28/2006 12:11:00 PM)

    Another clever one PH! Maybe you should have ordered the green eggs and ham.
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  • (3/27/2006 4:56:00 PM)

    Now that is funny. I bet they even had the audacity to put tacos and tamales on the menu. Those theme restuarants are getting out of control. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 27, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, March 27, 2006

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