José Van Sesos was driving his old Volkswagen home after an exhausting night of playing with his banda group in a club Downtown. "Hey sir, how about a couple of bucks?" asked a panhandler as Van Sesos was waiting at a red traffic light. "I know you ain't rich...", he added. "What? How can you tell I ain't rich?" shouted Van Sesos through the rolled down window. The man was right of course, because this happened in the days before Van Sesos had started his booming restaurant. Nevertheless it brought him in a bad mood. "What makes you say that?" He went on. "Is it the car? Is it my shirt? My cologne???"