When I moved to the Dallas area a number of years ago, I did so for a variety of reasons. After having lived in the New York City area for a number of years, I suppose I was ready for a somewhat calmer, slower pace. The company that syndicates my radio show is based in the Dallas area so it would be easier to work with the sales staff and network personnel. And most importantly, in the weeks after 9/11, our Empire State Building studios were being evacuated regularly, and it's pretty tough to do a national radio show while you're standing out on Fifth Avenue.
My wife and I like the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. There's a goodness to the people here, a real solid quality of life and standard of living, not to mention reasonable housing and cost of living expenses.
But I'm positively ashamed of my hometown in reading about the Dallas-based pizza parlor, some place called "Pizza Patron", which is now accepting Mexican pesos for payment for its pizza pies.
Oh brother. Now we have an American pizza chain taking peso? What's next, grocery stores allowing Mexicans to pay with pesos? Should immigrants from Mexico be able to pay their phone bill with Mexican currency?
The insanity continues. Companies continue to patronize and cater to Hispanics, in a desperate attempt to get their business. I guess "Pizza Patron"s pizzas aren't good enough on their own merit, the owners have to conjure up a cheap publicity stunt in order to sell product.
Here's hoping enough people stay away from "Pizza Patron" so that they'll either re-think their idiotic pesos policy or they'll go out of business. It's pretty unlikely that "Papa John's" or "Dominos" will be accepting pesos any time soon...