Went to a place for lunch down the road where no English is really spoken. I knew this in advance, and I was able to pull back enough high school Spanish to order lunch.

I’m not used to it as a white dude being the one out of place, with people looking at me suspiciously. I’m sure 3/4 of the people eating there are in the country illegally so I understand their trepidation. I was literally the only white person in the whole store.

Once I ordered in (not that good) Spanish, though, most people relaxed.

The food was great, by the way, and fast. The sandwich shop I ordered from yesterday took nearly 30 minutes to make a single sandwich with no other customers in the store. The Mexican grocery store took less than five minutes.