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  1. What I cannot understand based on the many complaints Eric and others have expressed concerning poor quality meat and produce, prices not as indicated on the shelf, cashiers short changing people, protocols not being observed, vanishing ziploc bags, lack of shade trees in the parking lot, and so on, is why people keep going back to Walmart. There are better options, cheaper options, options that include free home delivery, options closer to your home, Eric, options that better support the local people, and options that include friendly rather than surly employees. So why patronize a store
    5 points
  2. One thing I can tell you that you can "take to the bank", Eric, is that maybe the thing that really "pisses off" Mexicans is when a "gringo" tells them how they should be running their businesses. My opinion only.
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  3. Why tell us what you are gonna do, why not just go do it.
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  4. yes, feel free to believe any side you would like. It is not my goal to convince anybody.....just stating " the other side of things ". Like most Mexicans, I tend to be more sceptical of any government source ( they probably meant ceiling ventilators/fans ) ...especially when talking about covid19 ( even to the international press, Mex governmentS have lost all credibility in this ). What a mess they made ! I am behind the real people in the field. I have read and heard enough to believe their side. Up to you or not, to dig deeper And....I dont do wishful thinking. That is not how
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  5. There is a store next to the Waffle House selling empanadas, pizzas, and salads. They have a huge selection of empanadas at 30 pesos each. I tried a couple, and liked both. They're open 7 days a week. Great for takeout as the empanadas hold up well.
    2 points
  6. Almost like a ghost town store. Maybe 25 customers. All customers I saw had masks. Most looked like gringos. One employee had no mask and two had their masks hanging at their chins. When I went to take pictures, one turned her back and hurried away and the other two quickly pulled their masks up. Next time I go there, I'm going to give the manager a note saying he should say that any employee found w/o a mask will be fired, and any customer without a mask will be escorted out of the store. My opinion only.
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  7. Holalola, having rescued many birds I can tell you that either it has broken bones and will not survive or it will be ok. Most likely it is now in shock. Put it in a box with cloth cover or other dark, quiet place and keep it out of drafts. It will either be ok in a few hours or dead. That is standard shock treatment for wild birds.
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  8. I feel so fortunate to live in a community that offers us seniors such fantastic services. Originally from Ontario Canada and just cannot fathom ever returning. I so appreciate being part of this beautiful place we call home but mostly thankful and greatful to our Mexican hosts who off us every kind of service you could think of. Viva Mexico, Viva Lakeside.❣️❣️
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  9. Best be careful too, about snapping shots of employees w/o permission. 2 reasons: A store is not a public place, and / or the employees and their friends may not take kindly to it.....
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  10. Turn up your hearing aid...😊
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  11. If the blood is still visible on the side walk, it might be a good idea, if you can take a few pictures of the attack sight. I hope you get result with the complaint to authorities.. you might also frame your concern, that dog might attack an innocent chld or older prson, if there is not much concern expressed about another dog being injured / killed... which could be a possibility also.
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  12. This thread is flushable! 🗯️
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  13. white privilege sees all knows all
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  14. The OP's article identifies some critical considerations which those who rush to mandate or proscribe the actions of others would prefer to ignore. Ultimately, I am in a country which was generous enough to allow me to live here. Its citizenry will make the rules. I am free to follow them or leave. It's disheartening, though, to see so many similarly-situated people focus on virtue signalling tethered to where they came from instead of where they are. I get it: many of them are scared, in high risk groups, and feel powerless. I am sad for them and wish them the best. But I will not cave to the
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  15. If you don't care, and have more serious things to be concerned about, why do you bother to respond?
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  16. There is (was) a super-sociable short-haired grey kitten about 3 - 4 months old at the new-ish La Floresta vivero (upper lateral on the highway) that would come out for pets, head butts, and attention to visitors. Yesterday it went missing during "open" hours. Staff are devastated, as they've had it since it was a tiny baby. It's their PET and they really want it back. Right now they are very sad, but even more they are worried that if someone took it, will it be well cared for? If you know anything about this, or anyone who might...... please do the right thing and return this wo
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  17. I recommend “Tito’s” for delicious rotisserie chicken! Juicy , nicely seasoned (not too salty) . Located inside small doorway across from Mario’s Restaurant on Ramon Corona Saturday and Sunday only . Usually a sandwich board on the sidewalk in front.
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  18. Still coming into town past us from Guad.... something must be up. Guess we will read about later this week.Hoping for some good rains tonight, we are overdue! Stay well everyone.❣️
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  19. That wasn't my intention. I was simply responding to the post that made it sound like we can rest easy knowing there are plenty of ventilators available. You are quite correct- by the time someone is ill enough to be put on a ventilator, they are quite ill. Also, one of the reasons ventilators are saving so few, according to what I've been reading, is that this virus isn't simply a respiratory virus, as was first thought. It appears to attack the blood vessels. Which explains a lot of symptoms and deaths that didn't necessarily present with the fever, coughing, respiratory, etc. distress. If t
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  20. Both clueless, and masochistic, apparently.
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  21. I added a smiley face so that should make it okay?
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  22. Do you really have a "boarder" to cross? I always thought that you were too polite to cross anyone.
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  23. Because attention whores addicts need attention? Just my opinion.
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  24. Thanks, I called and it seems they are now open everyday , good to know
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  25. Eric: Maybe you could help me up here in Seattle. A lot of the younger folks who are finally peacefully protesting aren't wearing masks. Do you think you could drop by and help fight the corona virus by going out in the street and ask them to start wearing their masks? Only kidding. But just like "lakeside" a lot of the younger folks are not wearing their masks up here
    1 point
  26. Get your classified ads corrected and you'll have more credibility. My opinion only.
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  27. Why would you "hinted at it" but not specify your expectations clearly better for both parties?
    1 point
  28. Mudgirl, Your statement seems to imply that ventilators make people die. In fact the only people put on ventilators are already so ill that the use of the ventilator is the treatment of last resort. Probably all would die without its use. Knowing what is involved in its installation, I think I would just choose to roll the dice and maybe survive or maybe die more peacefully. Alan
    1 point
  29. Very well put indeed. But the fact is we are not powerless, actually since most of us do not have to rely on employment to live we have much more power over our personal risk than the general population,. We can control our interactions with others to a much higher degree than younger people who must work and be exposed much more than us. The flip side of course is that we are in the high risk category and hence more vulnerable. The basic measures of mask wearing around others, social distancing and sanitation are very well proven and readily implemented by people in our situation.
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  30. You guys live in a bubble if you think maid is dememeaning.. and that we live like colonials. A friend of mine who is indigenous has not one but two live in maids.. She pays 800 pesos a week and the chachas get room and board and works from 7 till 4 with Saturday afternoon off and Sunday. and that is the real world in Chiapas. I know many Mexicans who have chachas and live-in chachas and this has nothing to do with slavery or the colonial times, it is life in Mexico.Whether the women are working all day or part time they are called chachas.
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  31. only one detail....even the federal government says about their own numbers, that you likely have to multiply it all by 10 or 12 to get the actual number ( also taking into account that VERY little testing is being done )
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  32. Question is, is the Association, a national group, talking about one thing and the Governor another? We know that there's a bed problem in and around Mexico City. Were they addressing this and he was addressing GDL? I don't want to join the group so I couldn't read the article. I would look for clarification on this. Rony? If the emphasis from the start had been on educating in just those three steps Eric listed rather than shutting down, jamming up the roads, and burdening with difficult paperwork and expensive things of questionable utility, would the level of cooperation be higher
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  33. 2 thoughts... it would be good if this journalist would also read other main Mex newspapers. In El Mural today : "while our governor claims that Jalisco hospitals only show 20 % occupancy, the association of anesthesiologists has a different story : saturated hospitals and impossible to find a bed for the critically ill (covid19) patients....people are dying a drowning dead. " ( other medical staff in Guad claimed the same....I believe them over ANY politician ) https://www.mural.com/libre/acceso/accesofb.htm?urlredirect=/denuncian-medicos-saturacion-en-hospitales-por-covid-19/
    1 point
  34. Is what you call the person that you pay to do a service for you in your house that important to argue over or have you all gone bonkers because you can't get out as much? It is to laugh.- SNORK! pedro kertesz
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  35. I also fail to get what the (fluctuating ) exchange rate of some other country’s currency has to do with with an appropriate wage paid for services here in in Mexico.
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  36. Who cares??? I think we have much more serious things to be concerned about these days.
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  37. Very much a Catch 22, and also, IMO, a no-win situation. There are hard decisions being made all over the free World. I for one, do not know what I would do today, if I were a free World leader. I believe most of us expats, have until recently, missed another World war. In that respect, we have had it good. In some ways, IMO, this pandemic is WW III. We have an enemy, the virus, that will never be beaten and destroyed, but will be subdued, to rise again in smaller skirmishes. Here is a prophetic quote: “The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on this planet is th
    1 point
  38. The value of any foreign currency to the peso is irrelevent. If you want to say it is ...then if the peso increases in value to the dollar to say 15...will you cut your workers wages 25%?? What you earn has nothing to do with it either. Should a couple living an a minor pension pay less than someone who has a huge income? Actually in this area maids & gardeners are paid more than in most areas of Mexico. GDL rate is much lower than here. As to COLA, many of us never had a COLA in our working lives. One of my family works for the State of Jalisco. No raise in 10 years. The
    1 point
  39. Very good article...emotional but valid. I think all leaders the world over are trying to balance the physical health and economic health in their own communities. The mental health aspects have been neglected a little until very recently as the riots and protests are made more virulent due to frustrations brought on by the never ending pandemic. Health initiatives make the economic impacts worse and economic downturns make the health impacts worse. The world is a social community and we need interaction to survive emotionally and economically. How to balance those things with still climb
    1 point
  40. Why are we talking about an ANNUAL raise for anybody? I have been a businessman for over 5 decades, both in the US and here, and never heard of such a thing. You pay a negotiated rate and give raises when the prison earns it. When I first settled full time here over 12 years ago, I had some not good experiences with maids and gardeners. A Mexican friend then recommended a family in Ajijic. They have been with me now for over 10 years. There is the mother and daughter and aunt (sister of the mother) whom i call the Tres Amigas. They come almost exactly on time every time, and just GET IT DONE.
    1 point
  41. OK but we do have a gloriously beautiful, if dry, day here. I'm happy to be in Mexico.
    1 point
  42. This thing is going to run its course, everyone may as well get used to the idea. Your best bet is to be a good personal risk manager and not expect or rely on anyone else to protect you. Glad to hear you are still OK RV.
    1 point
  43. Totally agree. We pay 70 per hour for maid and gardener. A raise for coming to work? Not at my house. We do alot over and above for our staff.....nobody ever gave me all kinds of perks just for doing my job. I feel we pay very fairly.
    1 point
  44. We have had auto with Parker Ins. for 14 years. Never a problem, very helpful when we had a claim.
    1 point
  45. Teresa who works in the O'Rourke office on the Carretera, right across from Walmart. We have had our car and home insurance with her for many years. Our car insurance actually went down last year.
    1 point
  46. You give a raise for showing up?? How nice.. I pay the gardeners the going rate and right now they get by the hour the same as a mason so I m not anxious to give them a raise especially since I have to keep an eye on them and keep them in tract. If they were making 50 pesos an hour it would be different but at 70 they are getting overpaid in compataison to what does a mason.. So everyone is in a differnt boat..
    1 point
  47. Our domestic help at lakeside earn more than teachers and police so the slave wages is just not the case. The actually earn higher wages than 90% of Mexico. If I had to pay the US wage equivalent I simply wouldn't have any help. They won't thank you for causing the jobs to disappear. Actually I would just cut the hours back to what I could afford as would many folks I know. This area thrives because of the cost of living for foreigners. Most home owners simply use the inflation number as a percentage. A raise should be for better work not just attendance. Most workers do not get a COLA in t
    1 point
  48. Does turning off the GPS function of your smartphone prevents any tracking of your phone's location? It doesn't. You would have to put your phone into airplane mode to prevent it from reporting its location.
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