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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:43 pm

So, I cruised into centro today for something to eat and along the way I ran into a new-to-the-hood gringa. We chatted for a bit until she said she was bothered by the bus on her street but was going to 'take care of that soon'. Really! says I. How are you going to do that? Well, 2 other gringos and I are starting a petition to have them change the route. Really! says I again. So, you just moved here and already you want to change the bus route? buhbye

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Post by Defarge on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:02 pm

We can only hope in her process of getting that "changed soon", she holds her breath while doing so.....
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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:04 pm

HAHAHA
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Post by ferret on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:07 pm

Too funny!
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Post by SunshineyDay on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:14 pm

They might if she and her buddies provided the people who rely on the bus other means of transportation. Some People!! LOL

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Post by Bubba2shoes on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:59 pm

We bought a home in Ajijic because it was near a bus and taxi line.  In San Cristobañ de Las Casas this was not an issue as there are non-metered taxis all over the city charging the same inexpensive fare anywhere in town and always available within five minutes for a ride anywhere. within the city
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Post by Clueless on Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:22 pm

I just noted there are Ubers in Guadalajara, but nothing Lakeside.

I like buses, they can be reasonably comfortable and the "local" ones give you a chance to watch the people and see different neighborhoods.

And I love the Plus bus to Guadalajara. $50 each way, very comfortable and WiFi. Then when you get to the bus station, taxies are really cheap.

Can't beat that IMO.
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Post by brigitte on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:40 pm

So 3 gringos are starting a petition to change a bus route...that should go really far... it would not go very far in any country I have lived in, I wonder where these people are from that they think that a few people complaining can change things?..

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:43 pm

That is just amazing. She will not last long -- thankfully.
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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:48 pm

She and her husband are in a motorhome with Ontario plates and are probably in their fifties. She said she teaches music and her husband is a musician.

No. I agree. In fact, I give them 6 months max.
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Post by SunshineyDay on Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:40 pm

hmmmmm

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Post by Gamina on Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:40 pm

If you can't adapt, head for the border!
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Post by sampati on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:57 am

I remember being in Walmart one day waiting for a clerk in the jewelry department when an old gringa, who was also looking for a clerk, came up to me and said "there is never anyone here to help you, AND, when they do come they only speak Spanish." I could not believe she said that and never will forget it. That Mind Set 477249
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Post by Trailrunner on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:12 am

JAJAJAJAJAJA That is a great story, Sampati! I'm going to add that one to my repertoire. lol
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Post by sampati on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:18 am

Trailrunner wrote:JAJAJAJAJAJA That is a great story, Sampati! I'm going to add that one to my repertoire. lol  

What you would have really loved was the indignant look she had on her face. I did tell her she was in Mexico now and the Mexicans speak Spanish. I hope, whomever she was, that she moved back NOB.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:43 am

When she heads back to the border in that big motorhome I hope she takes a few others with her......... Beer

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Post by Trailrunner on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 am

jajaja Yeah. ALL ABOARD!
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:36 am

My two personal favorites are:
The woman who said they had lived here for a month. Asked how she liked it, she said, "Well, when we first got here I thought it was a real shit hole but I am getting used to it." Surprisingly, they lasted 10 months before heading back NOB.
Woman I met who asked where I lived. When I said Chapala, she got a distasteful look on her face and said, "I could never live there. Too many Mexicans."
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Post by gringal on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:45 am

...and then there was the time I was sitting in a popular local doctor's waiting area (with a bunch of other patients also waiting) when the smartly dressed gringa next to me who had been looking at her watch every minute or so turned and asked if I knew how long the wait would be since she had appointments every half hour for the day.
I asked her how long she'd lived in Mexico. Two weeks.

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Post by jrm30655 on Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:24 pm

gringal wrote:...and then there was the time I was sitting in a popular local doctor's waiting area (with a bunch of other patients also waiting) when the smartly dressed gringa next to me who had been looking at her watch every minute or so turned and asked if I knew how long the wait would be since she had appointments every half hour for the day.
I asked her how long she'd lived in Mexico.  Two weeks.

Now that is funny!!!!

I use the 2/4 rule. If I have 4 things to buy and find 2 of them, it is a good day.....

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Post by gringal on Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:28 pm

jrm30655 wrote:
gringal wrote:...and then there was the time I was sitting in a popular local doctor's waiting area (with a bunch of other patients also waiting) when the smartly dressed gringa next to me who had been looking at her watch every minute or so turned and asked if I knew how long the wait would be since she had appointments every half hour for the day.
I asked her how long she'd lived in Mexico.  Two weeks.

Now that is funny!!!!

I use the 2/4 rule.  If I have 4 things to buy and find 2 of them, it is a good day.....

If I have one appointment and get that done, it's a good day!

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Post by ferret on Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:45 pm

If anything gets crossed off any list, it's a GREAT day!
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Post by kipissippi on Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:37 pm

Lady Otter Latté wrote:My two personal favorites are:
The woman who said they had lived here for a month. Asked how she liked it, she said, "Well, when we first got here I thought it was a real shit hole but I am getting used to it." Surprisingly, they lasted 10 months before heading back NOB.
Woman I met who asked where I lived. When I said Chapala, she got a distasteful look on her face and said, "I could never live there. Too many Mexicans."

I can't even imagine someone being that tacky and clueless... why would they move down in the first place!!
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:20 pm

Good question, Kip. I think they want the beautiful weather, higher standard of living than they can afford where they came from, and/or are enjoying having an adventure. They just need the nationals to change how they live to better suit the foreigners and it would be perfect. In the meantime, they hide out in their gringo enclaves and try to pretend the nationals don't exist.
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Post by Canada_Mike on Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:22 pm

There's one ting people always have to remember: Es México. So, chill and have a tequila.
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