I was at Best Buy in East Palo Alto the other day, and was waiting in line behind this modestly dressed Latino guy. He paid using a credit card from the Stanford Credit Union. That made me think. I was just wondering, how does he have a Stanford Credit Union card? And I realized that he probably works for Stanford. And that made me sad. I don’t know, it’s just, we have all these people service us and then we shuttle them off to places like East Palo Alto where we don’t have to see them. That just seems sad to me.
Of course, maybe I’m just a racist and he’s actually a professor at Stanford who lives in Palo Alto. It just didn’t seem like that.