(PNS reporting from LAREDO) District III Regional Supervisor Pablo Gutierrez, 35, could not wait for yesterday’s pinche lunch break to begin so he could buy a firme torta at Joaquin’s Lonchera.
“Tortas were all I could think about,” the middle management exec told PNS Monday evening.
“I mean, when Andy from Financing handed me all those reports, I said ‘thanks’ but I was really imagining that he was a giant slice of avocado in my torta.”
Avocados are a muy necessary addition to any torta, he noted, but maintained that “la mejor parte es el pan – el hermoso bolillo.”
Gutierrez, a seven-year employee at Guzman Construction, Tunneling and Excavation, said he was already thinking about the day’s torta at 10:30 AM when his boss, Laura Alvarez, dropped by his cube to lecture him about the sales targets – again.
“I was trying to decide whether I should get carne asada or lengua in the torta,” Gutierrez recalled, “so I must have looked pretty focused. The boss looked pleased.”
At exactly 11:45, Gutierrez bolted from his desk and headed to the lonchera down the block in his Laredo Main Street neighborhood where he was able to snag the last torta.
Biting into the torta’s crispy, crusty, flaky French roll filled with perfectly cooked and seasoned beans, queso (not the nasty stuff from Sam’s Club but the real stuff from Zacatecas), creamy avocado, hold the lechuga please, and homemade porky chorizo, Gutierrez heard his boss’s voice over his shoulder.
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE’S NO MORE TORTAS?” Alvarez sobbed. “I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS ALL DAY!”
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