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BSC, CA – My travel to LA has brought me into contact with various eating places including an ethnic Cuban cafe named Gigi's. The food is made in-house by cooks and bakers. They have a full line of delicious items to eat both in the bakery and small restaurant with tables inside and outside on the narrow sidewalk. It's a neighborhood place with most of the customers speaking Spanish by being Cuban. There are several items there that I rotate on as well as the atmosphere.
The last time I was in the place a couple came in, both middle-aged and dressed alike. They seemed to be professionals, owners of something, or maybe part of some old aristocratic Cuban family. I say 'owners' because people who come here from other cultures often display their roots, if they are from a caste system. In America you have the class system which is a little different, but eventually the same when you get down to it.
The woman examined the receipt almost as soon as she left the register, tallying up the total to see if the clerk had overcharged them for the items purchased. Both people seemed detached from the general crowd as if in a world of their own, and not in a magic way but with a condescending aura. They weren't rude, crude, loud, or obnoxious to anyone, but to me their haughtiness stood out from the other customers. True to form, while everyone else bused their own table due to the place being packed at lunch time, these folks, in their laundered pastel blue silk, business casual, button up shirts, left their mess to be picked up by the help. That's what they paid for. House Speaker Pelosi, 78, has the same attitude, except she expects this champagne style to be paid for by the taxpayers. Actually she demands it. After the jump, more on our elected royalty, the no-class class.