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5. Hispanics are notoriously known for being late, according to those who go by their watches and not by the Hispanic cultural watch.  If for example, you invite one to a party they will show up three or more hours late.  I’m not kidding here.  But, see to Hispanics, this is not late.  They see time differently, especially as it relates to social events. Time is at best an estimation.  This drives people crazy, especially those who adhere to “American” time.  For them, parties start on time and end on time.  Not so, with Hispanics. Parties have an estimated beginning and no end.  The party ends when everyone leaves.  Don’t get me wrong, Hispanics are not always late to everything.  Most get to work on time. It’s the social events that has a different clock.  Don’t be surprised next time your Hispanic friend is not on time.  Remember he carries a watch, a watch you can’t see. It’s internal. You can’t change that!

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 Hispanics like tortillas. They like them so much that they actually eat tortillas with tortillas. Really! Chilaquiles (a Mexican dish) are made with tortillas and Hispanics like to eat them with tortillas.  Being a Hispanic myself, I will not, I refuse to eat without tortillas. It’s like not having utencils to eat.  I’m not exaggerating here.  Many Hispanics use the tortilla as a utencil (e.g. my wife).  Alright, for those of  you who are already making a big deal out of this, try this: eat a hot dog without a bun! That’s how it feels to eat without a tortilla. I don’t care how much they are, I want tortillas. How about those “calentitas” just made? O my… No wonder some poet wrote “An Ode to Tortillas,” I can’t remember who it was, I think it was Gary Soto. But the truth remains: TORTILLAS! (more…)

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