Thursday, July 10, 2008

What's up with...

...the San Francisco Mexican consulate? Or "Consulate-General of Mexico," as they insist on calling it.

How did it wind up in such a crappy location -- on Folsom Street, with a freeway overpass on one side and a trash-strewn abandoned lot on the other.

Most of the consulates from fancy countries are in the nice part of the city, north of California Street. [The French consulate is on Bush, but close enough I guess. -ed.]

Is the Mexican consulate's location a flagrant example of racism? Or is it just because the dust, garbage and car fumes bring back fond memories of their home country?