2011/06/20

A victim responds!

Lynce say, "We're working on it," which is what any intelligent organisation does in such circumstances, and I'm sure they'll get it right - the product looks good, and there are a lot of demonstrators and worried governments around at the moment.

So what about the rest? Major contributors like the Ajuntament de Barcelona and the Generalitat de Catalunya spend huge sums on image building, so I'm sure this blog has crossed the radar. But my guess is that the politicians don't care about anything that doesn't affect their voters, and the functionaries by and large don't care about anything.

Maybe, on the other hand, the end of PSOE hegemony in Jerez will lead to improvements in public service provision per euro spent, and maybe imminent general elections will put the fear of Greece into central government. Who'd bet on either?

And the minnows? Haven't they discovered the pleasure of googling themselves? Is it that they know they are being publicly mocked but have concluded that a descent into drink- or drugs-fuelled oblivion is cheaper than a translator? Is the Spanish health service on its knees because its asyla are bursting with honest working men who have renounced speech and who tremble when asked if they want to see the lunch menu?

6 comments:

Colin said...

Crossing the radar. Hmm. I've been writing my blog for around 8 years now, on an almost daily basis. But there's no evidence that the regional, provincial or Pontevedra municipal authorities have picked it up. Or that any of the 12 local paper is aware of it. Perhaps if I wrote in Spanish.

Great word verification this morning - tedgenul. There must a definition for this. Perhaps something to do with the Eurovision song contest.

kalebeul said...

Spanish is of course the trick, whatever they say about Gallego, and even though Google Translate isn't exactly a secret.

Spent exactly 2 minutes wondering where they could have found your mystery word.

Candide said...

Wait a sec, working on their translation is what Lynce must have meant. And they didn't give you the job?! That's not fair.

kalebeul said...

Conflict of interest: I'm the first 10,000 indignados.

Candide said...

Well, they could have asked me then....

I am the first one indignado that they didn't.

Lenox said...

We have a site called 'Bitacora Almeriense', an exhaustive compendium of all the blogs from our fair province. Well, the ones in Spanish, claro.
Believe me, I've tried! Our Spanish friends don't pander much to the foreign devils in my experience.
In fact, our local leaders, captains of industry, politicians and bankers may be able to do almost exactly what they want, but that's only because they don't do anything really silly... like give a gig to a foreign resident in Spain. How would they ever justify such a thing to their peers?
Like Colin, my blogs and essays (even the respectable ones in castellano) are treated with the contempt they deserve.
Doesn't matter, though, I still love life here, even if I feel like a visigodo.