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The Essay Is About A Mother And Daughter Who Go To A Restaurant And Are In Culture Shock.

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Esmeralda JimenezBlock 28/9/03"Big Bob's Place"It is five years later and I can still remember my first, and last, visit to Big Bob's Place. Stopping in to see if anyone could tell us where to locate the turn we had missed, my mom and I, saw the most disgusting place we had ever seen. I could tell my mother was in total disbelief because of her red face and the loud gagging sound coming from her sunburned neck. She was about to throw-up the grease drenched fries and hamburger we had eaten earlier all over the beat- up chairs that couldn't withstand the weight of a feather. Big Bob owns and runs that restaurant in the middle of the town of Brownsville, Texas, ever since 1999. Even though the place looks like a neglected public restroom, Big Bob is proud of how clean he supposedly keeps his place. He has often been heard to say, with the strongest Texan accent, "It don't matter how pore my restaurant is. The food can be clean." He is proud of his "D" rating and prominently displays it.It is not a fancy restaurant, of course. The hundreds of booted farmers, railroad workers, and oil field workers trekking through have worn the carpet thin. Chunks are missing from the carpet at the favorite tables of the workers. The hardened veneer on some of the tables is missing a notch here and there. The paint on the walls has cracks and there is a perennial smell of hamburgers and body odor permeating the air. The casual observer would undeniably think the place is about to fold financially; instead, what we found that night was a well camouflaged center of social activity and the finest, most accurate, information available.When entering the door at Bob's, two things are immediately noticeable: the place is rarely empty and seems to consist of a maze of rooms. It reminded me of rank, foul smelling pests scrambling from one room to the other. The first room, through the door, is the main part of the restaurant; it's the start of the maze. There is another, rarely used, dining room off to the right. The carpet in that room is in its entirety. Through the main dining room is yet another room; it guards the door leading into the kitchen. Where the nasty smells are so concentrated they could make your eyes fill with tears and your taste buds disintegrate instantaneously. This room contains the most coveted table in the place. This is where all the pests are infested. The highest tribute Bob can bestow on anyone is to allow them access to seats at this table. This table is the family table; it is reserved for Bob, and his son Darryl, immediate family and...

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