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  1. 3 hours ago, Joyinmexico said:

    I am looking for Door Snakes, fabric tubes with sand (?) inside that look like a snake used to keep door bottoms from letting critters and cold air in as I (like many!) do not have perfectly sealed doors when closed. I saw a few a while back in a resale shop but they were in a jungle print (ick!)  These are usually made by craft people here. If anyone knows where they have some please let me know. Due to my tile at my doors there are gaps and bugs come in. Of course I want them for winter. Thank you!  PS- do NOT have a car!


    Instead of messing around, running around, and waiting around, I just ordered one and the estimated delivery date is tomorrow.

    Thanks Joyinmexico  for posting this topic.  I keep forgetting to get one.

  2. On 4/11/2019 at 9:22 AM, All Day said:

    For those who are interested, here's a site to to pay for your cellphone, telephone and CFE bills and other services.


    They don't seem to charge a commission for Telcel payments.  Our CFE bill is 46p (we have solar) and they charge a 6p commission.  I don't know if higher bills are charged higher commissions.  We don't have Telmex so I don't know if they charge a commission for that service.

    They link to PayPal and credit cards.

    There is undostres app for the Android cell phone. Why is that important? I was trying to pay my SIAPA water bill. When I tried paying on-line, it was asking for a 22 didgit code. The only long code was in the bar code and it much longer than 22 didgit. 

    Then I found the app and installed on it on my Android phone.  All I had to do was point the camera at the bar code. The app pick up the code and filled in amount due. Then I accepted the charge to PayPal, thus charging my US credit card. There was a 6 pesos fee.  There may be a app for the iPhone.

  3. I am enjoying a chop from a recipe that I just found.


    I changed the mustard paste to my taste. I didn't have thick cut pork chops so I stacked up several thin cuts with the paste on each chop. Very tasty and simple.

    Some people would say the BEST breaded pork chop that they ever tasted. LOL


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  4. 1 hour ago, 757 said:

    I have used AT&T since they landed in the area. We have never had a problem of coverage lakeside, in GDL. Mexico City or  in the US.



    I basically found that true with AT&T except what I saw a couple of weeks ago during a in country road trip. I have both a AT&T Mexico and Telcel (roaming for AT&T US) SIM card in my phone. A few times there was marked difference in coverage between the two. A couple of times one or the other provider did not have any signal. 

    I kept a closer eye on the indicators more than usual because I was surprised how much difference there was.  No I was not driving. LOL

    That is why I recommend to test.

  5. 1 hour ago, RickS said:

    Cell service coverage is another important factor in addition to price. Make sure that AT&T has coverage where YOU want to use it the most. And one cannot get better customer service than with the Telcel lady who is also 2 doors down from Alex's Pasta Bar.

    You beat me to the post.  LOL

  6. 1 hour ago, henrylaxen said:

    Thanks Tiny, I actually bought that too.  I have the one gallon jug from Amazon USA.  The application procedure is a little involved, and as a last resort I will try to get my handyperson to apply it, but I'm hoping that some company in the area does this for a living.  I thought with the number of old dogs, and people, in the area this would be a relatively common problem, especially given how easy it is to fall down in a damp bathroom or kitchen.  I even remember reading an ad for this in the Ojo 9 years ago when we first moved here.  Sadly that ad is no longer being published.

    Best wishes,


    You may want to ask around if there are any tile layers locally.  They may be familiar with using that product or something like that..

  7. 1 hour ago, gringal said:

    In the case of Bobby's, we have a poster who doesn't like the idea of presenting a  multi-course dinner and just wants a choice of entrees.  Do you seriously think that the owner should change his menu to suit that person?

    But if many would like to have a choice, shouldn't the owner consider it?  Today, one comment. Tomorrow, maybe many.

    Is there other posters that would like to have a choice?

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  8. 59 minutes ago, gringal said:

    "Maybe not listening to customers or the owner/cook thinking they know all, just because they worked for a few years, is part of the reason why restaurants all over keep opening and closing. "(Tiny)

    In the case of Bobby Snyder, he's been in the restaurant business all his life...and that's many decades. ( Assumptions are often a bad idea.)

    Most restaurant closings are not due to failure to respond to customers.  They are more often due to being inexperienced in the business and/or not having enough capital to make it through the slow times.  Badly prepared or overpriced food is of course, a big reason.

    Sometimes, customer feedback about what's wrong gets through to the owner loud an clearly enough that he/she turns it around before all the customers cross it off the list of places to go.  This has apparently happened at the place which started out as "Spago's" and reopened as Scallions.  Feedback tells me that instead of the terrible breakfast some of us had in the beginning, they have it right now. 




    Are you saying that a owner with a certain number of years working don't have to listen to the customers and at the same time saying that the owner should listen to the customer's feedback. Which is it? 

    Concerning work experience, is it forty years of experience or one year of experience forty times over?

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  9. 30 minutes ago, gringal said:

    I'll guess that the owner of La Terraza, who has been in the business for decades, has made the decision on how he wants his food offerings presented


    10 minutes ago, ComputerGuy said:

    Agreed. It's the owner's choice, 100%.

    Maybe not listening to customers or the owner/cook thinking they know all, just because they worked for a few years, is part of the reason why restaurants all over keep opening and closing.

    When a owner/cook opens a restaurant they are guessing what the customer wants. If they don't listen to customers, it may be a short experience.

    Excuse me for making a comment.

  10. 16 hours ago, Kyle said:

    What if I Don't want appie, soup and dessert?  Getting extra that you would not have ordered in the first place does not make it a good price.  Just charge me for my entree and if I want applies, soup and dessert charge me per item

    You may suggest to the owner that he may want to offer a full meal and main course only choice.

  11. 3 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

    The trouble is that Mexican apples can vary in size. The imported "fancy grade" are usually consistent. The best apples I have ever tasted in Mexico were from a friend's family farm in Zacatecas. They were smallish, scabby, and many abnormal shapes - but they sure tasted good!

    I don't understand what the "trouble" is if it is not a "fancy " quality. There is a need (juice and sauce for the non fancy apples.

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