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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antihawk240 View Post
    That reminds me of the apartment my wife and I moved into out of college right after we got married. Kid you not, we just got done hiking all the boxes up to the 3rd floor and sat down on the couch dreading the unpacking, when the door opens and the previous tenant comes in. He quickly apologizes, quickly backs out, and shuts the door. I ran out into the hallway and down the hall and demanded the key. He was nice about it and handed it over. In his fairness I'm sure he was looking for something he may have left in the move, but still how many skeleton keys are out there in these ramshackle apartments?

    note to self, immediately change locks and garage door codes when purchasing new home..........


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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    note to self, immediately change locks and garage door codes when purchasing new home..........
    This goes without saying.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by RotatingColumn View Post
    He didn't comment on skin color, he commented on the fact he was Mexican and could hardly understand him, which has bearing on the story.

    I like how people feel the need to use the "i'm not racist" disclaimer when saying someone is from Mexico. Has "Mexican" officially become a derogatory term?
    That entire part wasn't necessary to the story. And yes, Mexican is a derogatory term if he isn't actually, you know, Mexican.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    note to self, immediately change locks and garage door codes when purchasing new home..........
    wait, you wouldn't do that anyway?



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    wait, you wouldn't do that anyway?

    well yeah, but it's just not something I keep in the forefront of my mind. I want to remember right away, not 6 months later.


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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    My Westbrook Apts manager came into our apartment when I was in the shower. No warning. That was pretty ****ed up. I should have walked out and wagged it at him.
    I had this happen once, but it was the cops. I had gotten home from working out, we were having a party at our house, I was in the shower while the cops were sweeping through the house to make sure everyone was out. Lady cop comes into the bathroom (our lock was broken) telling me that I need to get downstairs. I almost fell down screaming and soapy.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    That entire part wasn't necessary to the story. And yes, Mexican is a derogatory term if he isn't actually, you know, Mexican.
    How is Mexican derogatory? There is plenty of slang for it that would be but stating a person's nationality is not.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    How is Mexican derogatory? There is plenty of slang for it that would be but stating a person's nationality is not.
    That'd be like calling every asian person you came across chinese. How is it not racist?

    The entire thought behind it is racist, that every latino looking person must be mexican.

    I do agree that people use it as slang and don't mean it to be racist but that's exactly what it is.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    I feel like this thread it on its way to being closed



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    That'd be like calling every asian person you came across chinese. How is it not racist?

    The entire thought behind it is racist, that every latino looking person must be mexican.

    I do agree that people use it as slang and don't mean it to be racist but that's exactly what it is.
    If you call me French, is that Racist?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKing View Post
    I feel like this thread it on its way to being closed
    yeah you're probably right. Sorry for derailing it.




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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bret44 View Post
    If you call me French, is that Racist?
    If you'd like to start a new thread I'd be more than happy to continue the discussion.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    If you'd like to start a new thread I'd be more than happy to continue the discussion.
    Are opt-in the Politics forum?


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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    That'd be like calling every asian person you came across chinese. How is it not racist?

    The entire thought behind it is racist, that every latino looking person must be mexican.

    I do agree that people use it as slang and don't mean it to be racist but that's exactly what it is.
    Calling a Salvadorian "mexican" is rude and ignorant, but certainly not racist.



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    Re: WTF Maintenance guy?

    He was of hispanic decent.



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