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The taste test

Here we have two samples of red blood:
The blood of a Mexican migrant worker
Who has been picking strawberries in the San Bernardino Valley for seven years,
And here we have the blood of a Caucasian Distribution Manager from Silicon Valley.

And here is Mindy, a self-employed career-coach from LA,
To tell us which sample of blood is the most red-blooded.

Since this is radio, let me tell you,
Mindy has been blind-folded for this scientific test.

Mindy, can you see even a little light?
Mindy: No.
OK, let's get started.

One of our technicians is depositing a drop of blood on Mindy's tongue.
Mindy, please rate this sample for red-bloodedness on a scale of 1-10.
(Mindy is thinking.)
Mindy: Are you sure this is blood? It tastes like salt water. I give it a 1.

OK, Mindy, stick out your tongue again please.
Now our technician is depositing another sample of blood on Mindy's tongue.
Mindy: Oh, that's a ten.

We can't argue with science folks.
There we have it.
A technician is removing the blindfold.

Let's give Mindy a chance to adjust.
Mindy: I'm OK.
Ok, Mindy, remove the covers on samples, 1 and 2.
Mindy: Oh, my God!
Tell the audience what you see Mindy.
Which sample was the most red-blooded?

Mindy: It was the illegal Mexican migrant worker who picks strawberries
For our smoothies!!

Well, that's our show, ladies and gentlemen.
Next week, we rate accents to see who speaks real American:
A plumber from Ohio or a construction worker from Minneapolis?

Until then . . .
(Theme song.)

(Article changed on March 8, 2017 at 17:06)

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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