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Funny how times change...
50 years ago if Uber was in business in Chicago, they would have had to have Uber Yiddish.

I just know that somebody is going to nail me to the cross for that comment but I just had to say it anyway. Haha.
A friend was doing the InstaCart thing and a seniors daughter put in a special request for challah bread on the shopping list for a run-of-the-mill Jewel (obviously it's not shown on the list of available items on the app). So he's searching up and down the aisles and had to scratch that off the list. She told him "they never have that there and I don't know why she always requests it". And I said they probably haven't carried it in 50 years either. That particular Jewel in that neighborhood now always has purple and strawberry drank and gallons of vegetable oil on sale on every end cap though.
 

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^^^
There's a Jewish deli over on the West Side here in Vegas and the sign isn't even in English... just a Star of David and some Hebrew writing.
I go in there all the time because a few times a month they sell their home made franks with the natural casing. Fantastic!
They do a land office business.
They even sell those giant pickles in a barrel that if you take a couple of bites, your ears start sweating.
There's actually a real Jewish deli left in Chicago. They have REAL bagels and ruebens that are the best. Surprisingly, it's called The Bagel and (oh no, I might get censored) it's all Mexicans working there.....interesting, huh? And they had salt bagels. Most people here think they will die if they eat one (there's more sodium in a McDonald's chocolate shake than a large order of their fries).

All, or most, of the Einstein Bagels places have shut down here. Always hated their overpriced wannabe junk anyway. They were flavored bread shaped like a bagel. There's also a "NYC Bagel" in uppityville/trendyland here. Their "bagels" were bread too but most don't know the difference. In a decade here I've never, ever found a sourdough rye like that available anywhere in Metro Detroit. Or the fresh Italian loaves shipped over from Windsor, Ontario, Canada every day. The simple things in life......
 

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^^^
Yeah, we have a few Einstein's here in Vegas.
Not impressed.
I remember the smell of Marv's Deli in North Hollywood when I was a kid... it used to knock you in the face when you opened the door.... corn beef, roast beef, all the meats, and huge Matzohs floating in something that looked like a giant fish tank.
GREAT place... even with sawdust on the floor, and their kids would work there after school.
And these days you never get meat wrapped in that white paper that comes off the giant roll.... unless you know where to find it.
Times have changed. The former Einstein's in the indie "we hate chain places" neighborhood in Chicago will now be an Asian/Mexican "fusion" joint that sells kale out the backdoor. And when that trend fades it will be a Taco Bell Express much to the horror of the locals but will thrive for at least 1.5 decades.
 

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Solo da la opcion de pedir un conductor bilingue, eso es todo
Only gives the option to request a bilingual driver, that's all
In the effort to keep it all in "La Raza", that's all.

I had two other occupations where you would immediately cut my phone greeting off with "IS THERE ANYONE THERE THAT SPEAKS SPANISH?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". My response would be "I can understand you just fine, what can I help you with today?" and proceed with the consultation and sale. Welcome to America. Nobody is here to serve your hiney and we've been on to this BS for decades now. My U.S. born and raised Mexican neighbor even said "Don't put up with their shit".

Now the Uber bilingual thing us another story. No words need be spoken at all. You push a button to request a driver, enter the destination and feel free to say "Hola" when entering the car. Payment is "silent" via your credit card on file too. Again, no words need be spoken. A nod and wave in appreciation is a universal language.

Form your own Latino Uber. America is a land of opportunity.
 

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i bet that kari has a 4.2 rating, typical , you are just a driver dont talk to me *****.
What they didn't realize is that I wasn't trying to talk to them but I am owed a confirmation of their name to ensure I was picking up the right passenger. Couldn't answer other than that "nnnnnt" sound through their nose? Out.
 

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Relax. It's just a stupid little button and I guarantee you most people won't even care to slide it over. As a driver, you have to opt-into UberEspañol, so don't worry about getting pax con la expectativa de que el conductor hable solamente español.

Some people just want to talk to someone in their own language. Some people don't want to talk to anyone. It's all okay.
Hence my point.
 
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