Week 2: All About Ale
It’s 2:00pm here at Milagro and I can barely keep my eyes open. The hot sun is beaming and I’m sitting in the “intern corner”, aka right next to the window. And to top if all off, I have food coma from the Indian food we had earlier today. Dave, Sally and me when to eat at Vedas, a local Indian Restaurant and the food was delicious. It’s probably my second or third time eating Indian food and Vedas did not disappoint. I only served myself one plate, but I could have easily eaten two or three; thankfully I didn’t. I already feel super sluggish as is, I hope I can make it through my entire day, I still have to go to work after my internship. Today has been pretty laid back at the office, though I cant say it was this chill earlier in the week.
On Monday, when I arrived at Milagro, I didn’t receive the warm welcome from the team that I usually get. I said hello to everyone and sat down at my desk, but everyone was silent, typing and clicking away. No one turned around or even glanced at me. Usually when I arrive to Milagro, I’ll sit at my desk and then the team will gather to let me know what Ill work on or catch me up on some of the work they’ve been working on. I must have sat at my desk for literally twenty minutes, in total silence and I was beginning to feel a bit awkward. I had the feeling something was wrong but I thought to myself, maybe its better if I don’t ask. I thought to myself, maybe David yelled at Sergio or Sally. Or maybe Sally and Sergio got into a fight over something. You could almost cut the tension with a knife. A few minutes later I quickly realized what was going on when David received a phone call.
As he answered the call the tone of voice was different than his usual one. He was very short with the person on the other end and you could tell he was annoyed. Finally, after a couple minutes, he hangs up and begins to go off on an angry rant in Spanglish. All I remember is him saying “pinche” like five times, we all couldn’t help but laugh out loud. I think we all really enjoy David’s rants, whether they are about Chicano studies, or life experiences, or even angry ones, when Dave goes on a rant it’s always a time when we all come together, talk and laugh. The mood in the office began to shift as Dave began to make jokes about the situation. From what I heard on the phone though, I don’t ever want to see Dave angry ever again. After a while everything returned to normal, the usual chit-chatter about nothing and everything.
Later on today, Dave’s old friend from College came in and told us so many stories about their college years and the nightlife they had here in San Jose; about their pagers, scooters and cell phones size of a desktop! Haha. Being that I am from San Jose as well, it’s pretty cool, listening to them reminisce about when they were my age. One day I will be sharing stories of my own. Until then I’m off, on another Friday to write memories of my own!
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