Oh, boy! Do I have a treat for ya’ll today! This beauty rolled across my computer screen yesterday afternoon, and I have been dying to post it.
First, a little context: I work at a travel agency office. My department is in charge of writing all the texts that go on the website (hotel descriptions, destination info, tours, etc). My specific job is a Copy Editor. Since most of the writing is done by Mexicans, my job is to edit and correct their English before it gets put online. (I do this job along with one other American girl and a Brit guy.)
When someone applies for a job in my department, they have to write a sample text in English, to see if their English is up-to-par. They can write one page on anything they want. Literally, anything. These texts are then sent to us Copy Editors to judge.
Here’s a sample text from a hopeful job applicant that we got yesterday. (I’m only including the best paragraph!)
*Note: I’m not criticizing his English. Just… just read it. You’ll see.*
FINDING THE RIGHT TACO
“Gringa”, for those who don’t know, means “American Chic.. or Girl…” got it? And the term compares this dish with a really-hot-american-chic… I mean, with a GREAT RACK! So this type of Quesadilla + Taco (because it has a double layer tortilla with everything that you can put inside and lots and lots of melted cheese) is very popular at all those tacos’ stands or restaurants (probably you’ve tried one already) but what’s disappointing here is that these Gringas are not as lush and exuberant as the ones I’ve tried before… These are more like the kind of anorexic-with-few-rack-kinda-girls… So it has become a real adventure to try as many Gringas as possible, in hopes of finding the one that I can call my pretty-not-so-little-chubby-one! Cuz hell, I like ‘em big!