Re: Has anyone tried Pollo Campero on Columbia Pike?
Date: August 07, 2019 01:04PM
Southern Sally Wrote:
> Thought about going in there, lots of Hispanics
> hanging around but I don’t mind if the food is
> good, has anyone been?
I wonder what others think about the multitudes of hispanics.
Now, of course you can be a hispanic American. But having been a northern VAer at one time, I know generally you mean immigrants or newly arrived hispanics, generally speaking little english...
I am from a northern rust belt town. WHen i lived on S. Four Mile Run Drive, i honestly didn't have a second thought to it being a largely immigrant area.
I am sorry to say I actually felt outright hostility and ostracism from people.
My building (the Carlton) had very inconsiderate people there. Some thought they were tough guy bullies. All immigrants.
Look, my parents are immigrants (legal, from Europe, arrived in the 1960s). In my area (i returned to my town after a decade in NOVA) there are not many immigrants - this area just does not attract population growth.
But I miss the opportunity to see so many differences - language, dress. It was not all bad there, but certainly I was left feeling the object of bigotry numerous times (not that the caucasians there that friendly).
And don't start me on the driving - it was merciless and brutal. At least here, people may pause with a honk to allow you to pass, merge, or turn...in Arlington, forget it.
One time heading south on S. Four Mile Run Drive, i attempted to turn left to George Mason Drive , thinking the coast was clear. In the opposite direction came a vehicle at (no kidding here) at least 90 mph....I was startled but stopped, maybe 1/4 of the way through the intersection. The cop on G. Mason put his lights on for pursuit.
Anyway, as I allowed the police to turn in front of me, the light turns red. I figured I could at least complete the turn and get out of the way. There was no way - the first cars to enter the intersection meant business, moving like lighting, and probably before even before they got the green....so I was stuck here, partially impeding left hand turns from G. Mason to northbound S. Four Mile Run.
It was just one of those things...but from my experience there, people there in south arlington (mostly hispanic) are manic, nasty, racist...