I heard from reader MK about last week’s installment of People at Work: the story about Cristina Bahema. Bahema makes tortillas in the window of Old Town Mexican Cafe and has for 28 years.

Loved your profile on this woman (esp as someone who works in Old Town and has wondered about them nearly every day).

This is one major reason we write this series, a monthly look at the things we do for money. It’s a chance to answer those questions we barely have time to think as we rush by a window with women inside making tortillas, or receive a drink from a flight attendant on a trip to Las Vegas or read another report about the soaring number of unemployed workers in San Diego.

I’ve heard from a few of you that you’ve started thinking a bit differently about the folks with whom you’re in contact — what’s the story of the girl who teaches my son swimming lessons or the guy who greets me at the bank? If you have thoughts on who should be a future installment of the series, please send me a note: kelly.bennett@voiceofsandiego.org.


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