Tuesday, March 14, 2006

never judge a book by its cover...

This morning i met with a new client and let me tell you that he is the sweetes man i have met!!! you would have never guessed it though because of his looks. This man is big and tall, he has a scar on his left cheek and wears these army boots that are like four times bigger than my foot!!!

my boss comes in to tell me that my new client is waiting for me in the reception area "you call me if you need anything, okay?" okay? i was wondering why he told me that. so i walk out and call out my new clients name...this big and tall man walks towards me and i'm thinking "oh that's what mr. boss man meant!!" i introduce myself and he smiles at me with a "nice to meet you too" smile. We did his initial paperwork, applied for rental assistance, told him what i needed him to do for me if he wanted the rent check by the end of this week, he thanked me and was on his merry way. The sweetest man ever!!

This encounter reminded me of when i used to work at Cook County Hospital, now Stroger's Hospital. I use to work at the clinic, my supervisor had given a list of new "spanish" clients...i hate it when people use "spanish" to describe spanish speaking individuals !!! a spanish individual is from spain you idiots!! anyway, i get my list and i start calling out peoples names, one by one they start getting up but as i call out Raul Ramirez (i just made up this name, okay!! that's the first name that came to mind) this gorgeous woman walks towards me!! i'm serious, this lady had the most amazing body, beautiful long blond hair, cheeck bones to die for and it is during the summer so she was wearing one of those tight and tiny floral summer dresses that just seemed to hug every freakin' curve of her gorgeous body!!! I'm thinking as she is walking towards me, she must have heard another name so i say "Raul Ramirez!!"again but she keeps walking towards me and says "esa soy yo, mi'ja". "oh mucho gusto!!" i tell her and ask her to follow me. as i turn to walk to the office, i rolled my eyes in amazement, because this woman was gorgeous!! and whispered "oh my god!!!" to myself. My gorgeous client didn't stay in chicago for long. Once the summer was over she headed back to Florida "porque este frio yo no lo aguanto!!! como lo puedes aguantar tu mi'ja?" she was so nice and very girly too. i could have learned a thing or two from her...she kept inviting me over to her place so that she could make me over "porque tu tienes una cara muy bonita pero necesitas resaltar esos ojos y esa sonrisa" thank you!!! but i think i'll pass on your invitation was my usual response. by the time she was leaving to florida she wasn't doing too good, i hope she is well wherever she may be!!! i will never ever forget that encounter!! taught me a lesson... to never ever judge a book by it's cover.

5 comments:

Santiago said...

This is what I have been saying. I always say never jump to any conclusions or make any assumptions.

Coco said...

It's so true!! Transvestites/ Transgenders work extremely hard to look "Good"- and they accomplish their goal!! Some of them look FABULOUS!!

dr.v (Not a narcotic Pez dispenser) said...

i'm met alot of interesting people thru my work. people with fascinating stories/lives. you would never know if you didn't make the effort to know them...truly know them.

sonrisa morena said...

santis, you are sooo right about that!!!

coci, girrrrl you know they be looking good!!

dr.v, one of the many reasons i love of my is because of the all the people i get to meet!!

Cracked Chancla said...

this reminds me of a little bar that used to be on blue island right off of ashland called mario's place. it was such culture shock when i first walked in there i was only like 19 at the time. they were having a transvestis show and the women performing were stunning. i felt all frumpy and disheveled around them. one of them had daintier feet than you sonrisa. the bar has long since closed and that's a shame 'cause it was free shots on the house as long as you let them pour it in your mouth and shake your head. i remember i also saw their float at the pride parade and i think they were the only southside representation there that day so i got real excited for them.