How To Bank It Selling Tamales . . .By firstname.lastname@example.org On December 10, 2012 Under Inspirational
My wife sent me up to the Home Depot next to the Kwik N Kleen Carwash located at 4255 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92117.
The wheel on my son Joseph’s trundle bed fell off and I needed to figure out how to fix it.
When you drive in to the parking lot from the Genesee side, you can’t miss the Mexican laborers sitting under a large shaded, blue 10 x 18 tent.
These are some of the hardest working folks in America.
Each hoping and praying they’ll secure work for the day.
Some will wait for hours before work rolls their way.
Some sit all day earning nothing.
Twenty five feet from the laborers, there was something very different in the parking lot.
When I got out of my car, I heard the sound of Mexican fiesta music coming from a transistor radio.
And I see a small van with it’s hatch popped open and a blue Colman cooler.
And a line of people.
And a man wearing a red rimmed sombrero.
It was PePe !
He was back selling his home made tamales !
Home Depot shoppers were lined up wanting to hand Pepe money for his authentic Mexican treat.
Beef, pork, chicken, spinach, cheese, pineapple and corn.
I went into the store to do my honey do and on the way back to my car, I stopped to see Pepe and to discover what all the commotion was about.
Heck, I was starving and I wanted a tamale too.
I asked Pepe in my best Spanglish
He said . .
“De spinach e de queso good.”
“Quanto? e de tamale Pepe?” I asked.
I said $2.
“Ok, dis time my friend you pay $2, next time 2.50”
I asked Pepe how much he made today selling tamales in the Home Depot parking lot.
Pepe told me he sold $300 worth of tamales from 8:30 AM to 1:30.
Pepe smile reached ear to ear.
And he looked me dead in the eye the whole time we were talking.
He give me his card.
And he let me know he does catering too.
I thanked Pepe and hustled back to my car.
I could hardly wait to sink my teeth into the warm authentic spinach N cheese tamale.
Two men trying to provide for their families.
One sitting under a shaded tent waiting for the work to roll his way.
And the other sharing the love of his family tamales with the public, laughing all the way to the bank.
Pepe, didn’t worry about the police coming in and stopping him from selling his tamales.
He didn’t worry about Home Depot management kicking him out of the parking lot.
He didn’t worry about California’s food inspectors shutting him down.
He let go of the fear and went for it.
What’s stopping you?
PS. I admire men like Pepe.
If I see him again, I’ll buy more tamales. And if you meet him, you will too.
If you’d like to see the picture of Pepe’s smiling face, red rim sombrero and his contact information email me at email@example.com and in the subject line type in Pepe’s Tamales. I’ll send it to you after my workout later today.
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