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THE OLD MAN AND THE CHEVY The manana concept is a paradox of Hispanic culture. While the clerks and waiters of an entire nation may appear to be in a collective coma, the taxi drivers seem to have Benzedrine in their blood.
The antiquity of many taxis only adds to the terror of high-speed rides. But before you resort to violence or leap from the vehicle, try a little verbal persuasion.
This car is amazing. Este carro es increíble.
I never knew chicken wire had so many uses.Yo no sabía que la tela metálica tenía tantos usos.
When did the brakes go out? ¿Cuándo se fueron los frenos?
In the Eisenhower years? ¿En la época de Carranza?
Please give us helmets/blindfolds. Por favor dénos cascos/unas vendas para los ojos.
Look, if you don't slow down, I won't pay you.Mire, si no reduce la velocidad, no le voy a pagar.
That's much better, thanks. Mucho mejor, gracias.