Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • When traveling in Bolivia I found signs on businesses with huge letters reading: Discrimination is illegal. I had not seen this in Mexico, and it caught my attention. This brings me to my story.

    Relaxing day at the Municipal Plaza in La Paz. Locals buy corn to feed the pigeons, an elder women plays with her granddaughter, a girl waits for her lover while she listens to soap operas in the a small portable radio. Families are just leaving church and come to visit the plaza with their best cloths to take some pictures. A women photographer has setup her business, she takes professional photos for passerby's. She has her rechargeable printer that allows her to print in place the photos in only 5 minutes.

    She takes the photo for a little boys christening, she wants to change the scenery, normally she takes the photo from the main fountain, she goes to the plazas small lawn that is surrounded by trees to take the picture of the small boy . She is abruptly interrupted by the plazas guardian and reprehended for crossing a small fence to get into the lawn.

    The words from the guardian are harsh. She screams a the photographer:

    "Animal debe de ser usted.... usted es una malcriada"

    She calls the photographer an animal, and then she ads an adjetive that worsten the insult, malcriada. Criar means to raise an animal in a farm, in this case she is telling her she was badly [mal] raised [farm raised].

    I was left speechless by her insult
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.