So, what do you do? : Que?
“So, what do you do?”
My least favorite fucking question that everyone asks each other in DC.
I act like I didn’t understand what she said and put my hand up to my ear.
“I’m really enjoying talking with you. You’re a lot different than most of the guys that come in here.”
Translation: Not a lot of Mexicans come in here. I’m totally digging the brown honey. Are you by any chance Guatemalan?
I’m a dancer.
“Yes, I know you can dance. I’ve been dancing with you silly (she touches my chest), but what do you do for a living. For dinero.
Gracias for translating that for me you fucking bitch.
Oh (smiling) for dinero… I’m sorry, I didn’t understand. Yes, I’m a dancer for money. I’m a professional dancer.
“Like at a club? Are you an exotic dancer?”
You have no idea, mami.
Actually, no. I’m a performance artist. I’m paid to dance on stage, but with my clothes on. Well, most of my clothes. It depends on the piece.
“Wow! That’s so sexy. What do you dance?”
I specialize in three types of dance: Improvisational Reggaeton Tap, Square Dancing Irish Swing, and Malaysian Finger Dancing.
“I’ve never heard of those.”
Yes, they’re muy popular amongst the performing arts community. I don’t mean to brag, but you’re speaking with the best fucking Malaysian Finger Dancer in North America.
“Oh my god! Really? Can you teach me?”
Well, Malaysian finger dancing is muy complicado. I lived in Ghana for 3 years before I was able to get my certificate.
“Ghana? Is that where Malaysian finger dancing comes from?”
No, the art of Malaysian finger dancing is actually of Australian origin, but all the world renowned teachers are in either Ghana or the Vidal Sassoon in London.
“Isn’t that a hair place?”
Just during the day. At night it becomes a premier Malaysian finger dancing studio.
“Are you like a celebrity?”
Yes, sort of. I have a pretty popular Malaysian finger dancing CD out. It’s called “Stromboli con Fingers”. You can buy it at any hardware store. Thanks for your support.
I walk away. Is it this hard to meet people in this ciudad?