File Under: Damn Fools, cont.
So I think Louis Congemi, the Jefferson Parish City Councilman who proposed the ban on taco trucks, clearly has some trust issues.
These are his words, according to the Times-Picayune story:
"We have a number of Hispanic restaurants that are located here in our parish that have made a commitment," Congemi said. He suggested the mobile vendors might leave for another disaster zone that attracts Latino workers. "They're on wheels for a purpose. They're not here for permanency."
I don't say this about many people, but I believe Congemi may be in need of Dr. Phil's services. He does not seem to understand that every worthwhile relationship requires making a leap of faith at some point. I think that when you're dealing with a taco truck, after 20 months, it's probably time to make that leap of faith, Congemi. This is no fast food drive thru we're talking about here -- these guys are *keepers*, the kind of truck you'd want to introduce your parents to. Maybe others have left you in the past. And maybe these taquerias bear some resemblance to some other fly-by-nighter who's wronged you in the past. But you have to heal. You have to move on. And you have to have faith that not every truck is eventually going to leave you for some better disaster.
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