(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias (photo) astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!”
“I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard grill. “I just always celebrated it with MEChA and at school. Partay!”
Friends and family at the Covarrubias’ weekly carne asada were aghast. Some reconsidered whether they’d be driving back to see the Covarrubias familia in El Sereno next week, multiple witness reported.
“Mijo was always ‘Chicano power this’ and ‘Viva la raza’ that, and so I’m kind of offended that he doesn’t even know what he’s talking about,” Neto García, Ruben’s tío on his mom’s side, told PNS. “Maybe he should focus less on what other people are doing and more on what is coming out of his own mouth. Baboso!”
Ruben later direct-messaged PNS on Twitter to promise he’d look up the holiday on Wikipedia as soon as he was done with his third cerveza, OK?:
Hey, man! Just because I don’t understand the holiday doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate, am I right?
The message was 43 characters short.
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