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Everything posted by cedros

  1. No it doesn't, it is quite rare in Canada and many other countries but common in Mexico.
  2. That machine seems to be smart and does give change.
  3. The RCMP do it for one. Yes, labor intensive but Canada is serious about the virus and is faring much better than the US and Mexico with the virus. When I arrived in Vancouver last month they told me at the airport that if I stepped off the property where I was quarantining I could face a million dollar fine or jail. Needless to stay I was very careful and bored. As required I had filled out forms for the Provincial and Federal governments detailing how and where I would deal with 2 weeks quarantine. The airport staff were more interested in the 90 some Mexicans getting off the plane after me
  4. Yes, it quickly got off topic and I didn't help matters.
  5. It is a 3rd world country in some ways.
  6. Double post for some reason
  7. For what it is worth; "It’s not just the British that pronounce “z” as “zed”. The vast majority of the English speaking world does this. The primary exception, of course, is in the United States where “z” is pronounced “zee”. The British and others pronounce “z”, “zed”, owing to the origin of the letter “z”, the Greek letter “Zeta”. This gave rise to the Old French “zede”, which resulted in the English “zed” around the 15th century. As to why people in the United States call “z”, “zee”, it is thought that this is likely simply adopted from the pronunciation of the letters “be
  8. All my life I have heard it usually pronounced zed. The last 3 letters of the alphabet are ex, why and zed for me. I used to listen to the news from the Caribbbean-they spoke such beautiful English.
  9. There are many more English speakers in the world outside the US than in it but.......
  10. At Walmart or Superlake I never use a debit card-occasionally a CC. After using a CC at Walmart once my CC was suddenly buying furniture in Arizona. This happened to a neighbour also. I complained to the manager but he was not interested.
  11. I put in two whole house voltage regulators and then was told by electricians that they don't protect against power surges-they just keep the voltage in a narrow range except for power surges. So I also put Exceline power plugs on most electronics. Many surge protector strips are unsatisfactory but the more expensive can be.
  12. Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, isn't the best source for English.
  13. I wonder if Volaris will survive.
  14. The company is this case often does not offer good service. They need more English speaking reps for those who need it. They are understaffed so there are long waits.
  15. I am using a Tripp-lite no break now. It is heavy and expensive but seems to work well. Previously I unplugged everything if there was a big storm and used Exceline power plugs for every device for unexpected brownouts or surges. Exceline plugs are excellent for power surges and brownouts but they are hard to come by. They were developed in Venezuela-the brown out capital of the world. Some fraccionamientos have much better electrical infrastructure and far fewer problems than others. Brownouts can cause more damage (to motors) than surges. Your modem should be protected against power surges
  16. Just tap the card on the card reader.
  17. If Telmex in Ajijic is closed you can pay (cash or CC) at their machine outside. I have paid two accounts there. Hopefuly you can pay in advance there
  18. Yes, I asked how to do it via google-make and model of phone but....
  19. Logic does not always come into it when you are dealing with Telcel.
  20. He definitely has a head on his shoulders and is on top of things like that. It sounds like you aren't
  21. Checks has never been widely used in Mexico. There is no point in using the "liberating checks" route. People have traditionally used bank to bank transfer but that and Paypal are fading. If the person who is to receive the money has an email address that is probably the easiest and cheapest way to pay them. Cash is king here.
  22. Often when you take a empty box in to a Farmacia for a refill they will give you something different that they say is the same. Who knows?
  23. Not true according to my urologist.
  24. Some of them have purer medications than others and some have better service. There are differences according to my urologist and GP.
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