I got yelled at!! And this is a reason why we ended up at Dona Cata instead of Reconsito Salvadoreno. Which is my next visit come this weekend, because I’m curious to their pupusas. But my last visit to dona cata was also good enough to deem a come back from me.
5076 Victoria Dr, Vancouver BC
Tel#: (604) 436-2232
Once you enter you immediately notice a few bowls of salsa on the shelf and it is self service. It has all different types of salsas ranging from non spicy to spicy.
They offer up a special on their soft tacos, which are mini soft shells topped with whatever choosing from the menu. Not bad for $2 because it’s cheap enough and you can choose a variety easily. As for me, getting filled for just a few, I highly doubt it.
So, I got a few types of filling for our taco. Al pastor, beef, carne asada, all were excellent and tasty. A bit on the small side of course but then again, its only $2.
And I also got an order of the flank steak with rice and refried beans. This came recommended by our server since I asked what the biggest dish on the menu was. The taste and tenderness of the beef was pretty good. I added a squeeze of lime to bring in that extra zest to it. Very yummy indeed.
Now to explain why I got yelled at. Colleen and I had just pulled into a parking spot on commercial drive. I was adjusting my car in reverse when some old red jeep pulled up behind me, like he was heading on in to the spot, it wasn’t big enough to do a head on, so I put the car back into gear and moved forward to let him in, instead he now slams on his gas goes in front of me gets out of his car and starts yelling and swearing at me violently with vigorous hand gestures and a red face to boot, shouting “pick a f*kng spot! either this one or the one behind you!” I was confused at this point, because in my initial thought of what he said I thought I was parking on a handicap spot (you know those ones available on the streets) so I moved my car back another spot just so he could park in front of me.
At this point I shut the engine off and get out of my car (in which Colleen goes, ‘oh no’) I confront him,”What’s your problem dude?” He replies to me angrily, “Learn to drive! ” and at this point I’m even more confused, I wasn’t even driving, I had just pulled into a spot, I was simply adjusting, I didn’t even move yet, what is this guy saying? He’s being racist! Thats it! I yell back at him, I go “listen buddy, I just pulled into the spot what the hell is your problem?” and he goes again “learn to drive!” Is his knowledge of the english language so limited that when confronted with an asian man all he can think of is to generalize an entire race of people? I suddenly notice another person getting out of the car, its his wife, and guess who’s in the back seat, a little girl who couldn’t have been more than 4 yrs old. At this point I shut it down, my anger and rage subsides into a calm state of mind. I don’t want to make a scene in front of an infant, much less his wife. So I return to Colleen and explain what had just transpired.
After being advised by Colleen to let him go I stand there next to my car dumbfounded. Did that just happen? Did I just let a half man yell at me for no reason what so ever and I took it. I took all his anger and frustrations and I kept my cool. Man I’m getting old, the younger me would have been in handcuffs by now. A few days have passed and with my thoughts gathered I come to this conclusion….the guy was probably having a really bad day. Life has obviously not been too kind to him and well who knows what was going on with him, perhaps his wife was yelling at him about how he had to drive them to a $9 haircut place for a lousy haircut or maybe it was his only day off and he wanted to sleep in but couldn’t. Maybe he had several other issues with asian drivers and I just so happen to be the next one he saw…..who knows?? All I know is that I feel bad for him and his family. Perhaps we will meet again dear racist stranger, and until next time, have a good life.
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