An Argentine Bank’s Take On Service And Equality
(Special thanks to Curtis of OII for passing this along, and for the following translation and explanation … )
The dialogue goes like this:
“Hello, Mr. Louis.”
“Hi…I have a question. When you applied to get the loan to open this beauty salon, did you have to show an ID?”
“And on your ID, it says that you’re really a male, doesn’t it?”
“And they still gave you the loan?”
“Well…they are the same bank that just gave me a loan to save my farm. and…it just made me think, you know? and I came here…to apologize for treating you poorly all these years. for not knowing how to treat you.”
The old farmer gives the transgender woman a little wooden carving that he made of a ballerina, and says he’s sorry, and goes back to his car.
The wife waves from the car; the beauty shop owner clutches her ballerina, and the car drives off.
Crossposted from Stephanie Kay / The View From (Ab)Normal Heights