Friday, May 22, 2009
Are you sure?
Some of the little annoyances of residence south of the border is first the questions, questions and more questions. Some I don't mind some I do. If you ask then you should at least listen and ponder the reasoning for the answer.
But when they start arguing with you about how life should be, then that is when I give up by walking away.
I use to enjoy confrontational discussions until I figured out that 30% of the people were stupid, and 30% were not sure of what they understood or knew and the balance were satisified with their decisions and are comfortable with their surroundings.
OK, I am being a little harsh, I have paid my dues and am entitled to be crotchety or if I was the other sex someone would describe me as "Bitchy"at times.....
I actually have been called a lot worse, and sometimes I actually refer to myself as the old xxxx
I don't mind it, hell I have gone through great lengths to preserve that title.
It allows me to insulate myself by making people think of me as an old grouch etc. That does come in handy at time you know....
So back to the story, I have questions of where to retire in Mexico almost daily.....And I think that from now on it will just be simpler to answer. Take your pick, San Miguel or Lake Chapala.
There, I 've said it and you can now pick your battle.
"But there isn't the culture of real Mexico there."
"OK, then why did you ask me if you already have a preconceived notion of where you want to reside?"
Besides you will not be happy down here unless you have your creature comforts.....
Why so many people move to Mexico is interesting. I know my reasoning, but when someone tells me that they want to move here because life is more affordable, I just chuckle and remember exactly what they said so I can remind them later.
They move here, but they want, 3 flat screens, they want a freezer, a double door refrigerator, a hot tub, computer, a lap top, a microwave, a blender, electric blanket or air condition and don't forget the big stereo.
They have lights on in the house all the time, not the CFL ones , but big halogen ones that suck the watts right out of the power pole, and then they tell me that their monthly CFE bill or expenses are almost as expensive as in the US.
Why move here if you don't do at least some minimal lifestyle change?
You will probably just move back after a few years anyway.
Or am I being to narrow minded?
Me, not me!