Friday, January 15, 2010
Scene from the real estate bust
I had a late breakfast today with my sister at the place above, which is located in a working class town nearby. $11.50 for two orders of scrambled eggs with diced tomatoes and onion, one order of Spanish sausage, a cheese-filled pastry, and two cafés con leche. That photo was snapped at about 10:30am today, right after we left. Those are a couple of migrant day workers walking in. Chances are, they won't get any work today. Contractors usually pick up their illegal laborers earlier in the morning.
Nearby, there were a couple of pairs of day laborers lingering, waiting for work. At the height of the real estate bubble, there would be dozens.