Less than a full cigarette later, some women exited the establishment next door to mine and headed out to their own cars, chattering away about carbs and salads and god knows what else. I couldn't help but overhear their public conversation, but it was well on its way to boring me half to death when I heard this brilliant exchange:
Magpie #1: "Oh my goodness... you left your car windows open all day?!"
M #2: "Well... yeah, I didn't want my car to be all hot when I got into it. You don't ever do that?"
M #1: "Oh, there's no way... not out here. Those Spaniards will steal anything that's not nailed down, you know."
I almost burst out laughing at the image that ill-informed racist comment brought to mind... a conquistador hefting this woman's car stereo in the air and shouting, "I CLAIM THIS BLAUPUNKT IN THE NAME OF SPAIN!" before triumphantly planting a flag in it.
Yeah, lady. You have to watch those Spaniards. Well known fact: folks are always flying over here from Madrid and Barcelona with designs on your Garth Brooks CDs and Yankee Candle auto freshener.
Remember: roll up your windows or the swarthy Latin terrorists win!