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#1 gravy

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

While walking to the Tienges today past the parking lot by the derm clinic and the casino, I tripped over a 2 ' trailer hitch ...... this prodused a "dead man's fall " doing in both hands , elbow , knee , shoulder.and thiegh ........big oweee ....lots of blood and holes punched in my hands .... a "triple" of Mexicans and a gringo couple picked me up ....was knocked senseless ....the Mexican lady produced MUCHO napkins out of her purse and all was used to stem the blood
I was on my way to the tienges to buy a specific sized Mexican flag and had my tape measure .........after I recovered ,I measured the hitch ......2' sticking out from this dark blue gas guzzeling SUV Ford bemouth with California plates ........ OK . you all know know I'm a half bubble off of plumb so I figured they didn't pull in enough ( sticking out into the walk way) but NO .....it was that HUGE !
PLEASE .....WHEN YOU'RE THROUGH TOWING , TAKE THE DAMN THING OFF !!!
it only serves to trip up old timersrs and destroy the grill of any car trying to park in Ajijic .... unless you park that thing off street , your ego toy tank will look like it's been through a war in a few months ............. in my defense , I was watching the approaching group ( that later picked me up) and moving on the right in passing. I didn't see this ,all chrome ( of course)(blending in with the pavement ) 2' off the ground and 2' out past the "tank", traler hitch
sorry...... I'm ranting behind several rums ( for pain) ......I really wanted to thank the kind folks who helped me ............viva Mexico !

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:32 AM

Sorry for your mishap Gravy! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Easy on the rum!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:12 AM

My husband was one who helped, he told me about it as soon as he got home yesterday from morning coffee with friends. We are both glad you were not more seriously hurt. There are a myriad of tripping hazards here and we have probably all gone down at least once. Pay it forward when you can.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

I too am sorry. But things are different here. I used to never look down when I walked. Rather, I looked straight ahead, like I did up north. I've tripped on nothing worse than the rocky streets one time. Another time, when not looking down, I stepped in a hole in the sidewalk. Each time I hurt myself, luckily, no broken bones. Now, one of the purposes of my exercise program is to build up enough muscles to ensure that when I fall again, and I will fall again, that I can keep from hurting myself. Sadly I'm a little lazy and don't always exercise enough.

Who was at fault? Me, of course. Things are different down here. We have to look down and not ahead when walking. Again, I'm very sorry that you fell and hurt yourself.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

And then, just when you're used to looking downward, there's a projection out into the street overhead that nails your forehead, especially for tall people.

Hope you're all healed, Gravy.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

My husband was one who helped, he told me about it as soon as he got home yesterday from morning coffee with friends. We are both glad you were not more seriously hurt. There are a myriad of tripping hazards here and we have probably all gone down at least once. Pay it forward when you can.

Your husband is a great guy! How was the party?
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

Thanks Pera, the party was very nice although I was sorry to miss the great music. And yes, he is a great guy.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

My husband was one who helped, he told me about it as soon as he got home yesterday from morning coffee with friends. We are both glad you were not more seriously hurt. There are a myriad of tripping hazards here and we have probably all gone down at least once. Pay it forward when you can.

want to thank you for your and your hubby's help .....on the mend but still sore .....the Mexicans were awesome too .....couldn't believe the wad of napkins the lady produced and I used them all ! .....and I always am paying it forward trying to bank it ....payed off with your help .....

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

Gravy -- so sorry to hear about your mishap and your "ranting" on the big gas guzzler is not lost on me. I have found many who have these Texas sized vehicles here also have the concomitant egos. They are too big for our 500 year old cobblestone streets and oftentimes they pull out into traffic, use more than their half of the road, and park in inappropriate spaces.

Get a grip on yourselves, folks, if you choose to drive these huge vehicles, por favor consider the other drivers, neighbors, etc.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

De nada gravy. Glad to hear you're on the mend. :mellow:

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:56 AM

Also, to those who drive tanks, please do not park on the end space at the entrance to the parking at Super Lake. Those tanks stick out so much that it's difficult to even get my Beetle past. I can imagine how difficult it must be for folks with larger cars.




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