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  1. I ride one and feel more comfortable on it than in the car. You also get through traffic easier...BUT you have to be doubly careful because drivers don't always see you, and I'm not talking about zipping in and out of traffic. You have to keep your distance because the scooters can't stop on a dime while cars can. Mine is only 150cc, but it's perfect for my needs. I just ride a cheapie Italika so that if/when it starts to fall apart, I don't have a lot invested in it. So far, I've had 3 and am happy. Hope that helps a bit.

  2. Simple...if Coppell doesn't need our foreign credit cards, then they don't need our foreign business.

    BTW, I had my card rejected at Walmart and thought that my cc company had done another random sweep for fraud. Nope. It was the machine at Walmart. Like Brian, I called my cc company and let them know that it was embarrassing to have the card rejected...only to be told they weren't the problem. I went back and told the girl it wasn't my card and she called her supervisor. No acknowledgement, no apology and the two just chatted back and forth as though I wasn't there (and yes, I did understand them). Of course, the card went through. Meanwhile, I had several folks in the line looking at me like...well, you know the "look" that's given when someone's card is rejected.

  3. 57 minutes ago, oregontochapala said:

    Thank you for making this point clear. There is a major difference in accepting US insurance for payment vs. filing a claim with US insurance. 

    I have spoken to people who have been duped by this and are then left with a bill they cannot afford to pay when their insurance declines payment.

    I have also spoken to one veteran who was presented with numerous bills for services he did NOT receive, that were billed and not paid by the government agency overseeing healthcare for vets with service connected disabilities. He was beside himself trying to get it all sorted.


    And they also have tried to double bill on services for which they had already charged and received payment. For us, it was at least eleven times the last time I checked and that was over a month ago... 

  4. 2 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

    Maybe watch an old sci fi movie that shows that in fact that fiction can make reality make us seem pretty lucky. My recommended bad movie is "Zardoz" And Virgo Lady, it stars a young Sean Connery wearing thigh high leather boots, skimpy shorts, a ponytail and mustache.









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  5. If I were to write of what hubby went through in 19 months of attempting to receive help from SAH (and which took exactly 5 minutes for a doc up north to diagnose and a half a day of tests to confirm), you would think I was making it up, exaggerating, or had some sort of agenda. It's none of these. For obvious reasons, I'll simply say that we choose to obtain medical care elsewhere. 

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  6. I simply want to say how sorry I am to have heard/read of the loss of the owner of Fogon de Charlotte due to unnatural causes (all I'm allowed to say on this board). He and his wife were quite industrious and had built up quite a clientele in the ex-pat community. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

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  7. I tip. It's not going to kill me to give 10-20 pesos, even if it's just my scooter. I don't think most of them are rolling in the tip dough, so why not? If tipping means you're going to bed hungry tonight, then don't do it. If you can, do. It may not be a big deal to you, but I'm sure it makes a difference to the person who gets a few extra pesos.  Yes, I just had to thump that poor, dead horse, too!

  8. That's not completely true, Ferret. I've had to go there for various reasons and there is often a line...nothing bad, but when you're in a rush, they're not exactly the fastest there (not a complaint since it's paperwork). As you said, it's open and airy and the guard that was there the last time I went was extremely helpful and kept me from waiting in the wrong line.

  9. On 11/23/2020 at 10:34 AM, barrbower said:

    I think to arrive from lakeside, you will have to continue north to the Costco exit and loop under the freeway to head back south.  This is quite a way before you get to the periferico.  As you are now heading back south,  it is just past the mall where the Fresko store is located and on the same side of Lopez Mateos as the Fresko store.  Easy to leave and head south if you are returning to lakeside.  Alan

    We just went yesterday and it's very well-stocked and clean, BUT if you're heading south, you have to pay attention because the signage isn't that good on the south side (but is as you head north/towards Costco). 

  10. An oldie, but it still makes me laugh...


    When four of Santa's Elves got sick, the trainee Elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.


    When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped

    the fence and were out, Heaven knows where. Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.


    Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the Elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.


    Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a

    beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?"


    And so began the tradition of putting the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

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  11. On 11/17/2020 at 4:36 PM, Carnivore said:

    I'm still trying to find something of importance in this entire thread.  Even if a limited supply of Kirkland butter was back on the shelf on Sunday, who's actually going to jump on their tricycle, peddle like crazy and...most likely find the last package resting in the cart just ahead in the check-out line.  And as for AndyPanda...if you do attempt to use it in the manner you've so thoughtfully suggested, I would recommend at least keeping it frozen as the alternative is difficult to imagine!

    I'm still trying to find something of value in your entire comment.

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  12. Three house pets, a golden retriever, a parakeet and a cat, all die and go to heaven. As with all the good animals, God decides to have a personal discussion with each one to see where they will stay in heaven.


    God turns to the golden retriever and says, "The Book of Life indicates that you have been a very good boy. But tell me, in your own words, what are your ultimate principles? What do you believe in?"


    The golden retriever relies, "I believe in loyalty, companionship and love. I have been a cherished part of my owner’s family for many years." God smiles, "Truly, you have a pure and loving heart. You shall sit at my right hand."


    He then turns to the parakeet, "What do you believe in?" The parakeet replies, "I believe in color, flamboyance and music. For many years I have displayed my beautiful feathers and filled my owner’s house with a song. God replies, "Your beauty is truly magnificent and your song shall echo through the universe. You shall sit to my left."


    God finally turns to the house cat, "And you, majestic little predator, what do you believe in?"

    The cat lazily surveys God’s throne and says, "I believe you are sitting in my seat."

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  13. On 11/15/2020 at 8:49 PM, daisy2013 said:

    Kirkland Tocino just arrived at Costco today.  Package of 4 (1 pound) for 388 pesos

    And already gone by today. There are several things that I didn't see that they normally carry...Philly cheese steaks (the cleaner LOVES them and we're not above bribery!), salmon in cut and seasoned squares, the bacon, etc, etc. Of course, they always have others that we load up on. I learned a while back that if you see a product there that you like, buy as much as you can because you never know when it will no longer be carried. 

  14. 4 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    You mean the guys on the municipal trash truck or the private guys?

    What did you give them?

    Trust me, this stuff isn't worth salvaging.


    Never assume that it's not worth salvaging to someone...I once put out a microwave oven with a sign on it that said it was dangerous and had caught on fire (in both English and Spanish). It was gone in less than 20 minutes.  Even now, there are still folks that will rummage through the bags of garbage that we've left out for the scheduled pickup. Heck, if they find anything, good for them! 

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