I am married to a Mexican, so I can tell you this. Cinco de Mayo is not that big of a deal in Mexico, and I say that even though we were married on Cinco de Mayo down in Cancun. But here in America, we love to take that one day of the year and go crazisimo! Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s good that we should celebrate all the fabulous things that the Mexican culture has given us here in America.
On Cinco de Mayo, we eat at Mexican restaurants and drink margaritas and say things like, “Ole to all the fiesta in the casa!” Man, your spanish sucks mucho grande if you say crapito like that.
Anyway, true Mexican cuisine is not hard-shell folded tacos or sour cream and shredded jack cheese on top of ground meat and topped with Pace Picante. And it is CERTAINLY not chimichangas. True Mexican cuisine is soft corn tortillas topped with marinated meat and chopped onions and cilantro. Or corn on the cob smothered in mayo and then sprinkled with Tajin and cotija cheese.
Internet? Taco Bell is not true Mexican cuisine.
Also not true Mexican? Doritos. But don’t tell PNC Firstside Center, which has a special treat for Firstside employees to celebrate this Cinco de Mayo according to an email that recently went out to employees:
Attention: PNC Firstside Center Employees
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for fifth of May) is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla.
On Thursday, May 3, beginning at 11:30 a.m., the Firstside Center Service Council will sponsor a Cinco de Mayo event in the Cafe. Individuals from the Firstside Building Management Team will join the fun by distributing bags of Doritos.
Ole, los employiados! We are so glad you could arriviera to our fiesta celebrating los manos and womenos of Mexico! Here is a bagito of deliciousimo flavored and heavily processed chipitos! Would tu preferita Rancho del Coolio or regularmente Nachito flavorito?
I love you, PNC, for you are my bank for life. But … [falls down laughing].