Vallecas is changing…

You know what we have now? A small independent bookshop! Right in the middle of all the Chinese supermarkets and secondhand junk shops, a tiny bastion of gentrification. Just a few blocks from the dilapidated gypsy houses! Even fewer blocks from the methadone clinic!

Apparently, the neighborhood is being taken over by people who read. Books. You know who reads books? Elitists!

This shit is gonna have to stop. Next they’ll be putting in a Starbucks and a… well, we don’t really have anything equivalent to WholeFoods around here. So a Starbucks!

Damn yuppies.

P.S. See also: the death of typical Spanish bars.


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