A Denver city employee was suspended for four days after he asked two Hispanic co-workers how much it cost their "people to get across the border these days."No jokes.
But the disciplined employee, Jack Burghardt, an administrative support assistant in the Clerk and Recorder's Office, appealed the suspension and won.
Burghardt, a Polish immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for the past 13 years, told a Career Service hearing officer that he meant no harm and that in Europe, people wouldn't be so easily offended.
Update: The Drunkablog knows a popular Polish phrase (rendered phonetically and without word breaks): yebajakoshkanoshnowa, which means, "Your mother sucks donkey dicks." Hey, I'm a polyglot!