Friday, July 11, 2008

The Most Hated Gringo in the World Report - 2

The Number Two man at the Swiss bank UBS and former U.S. Texas Senator said,

“We have sort of become a nation of whiners,” he said. “You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in ‘decline’ despite a major export boom that is the primary reason that growth continues in the economy.” (; Thursday, July 10, 2008)

I would add to the former Texas Senator's words that America has become a nation of more than just "whiners." Drug addicts, alcoholics, narcissists, are just a few other labels that come to mind. And the vast majority of those who move to Mexico, those seeking the Gringolandia Promised Land, seem to bring their whining, drugging, boozing, and general delusional thinking right along with them with which to infect the Mexican Republic.

When the wife and I first moved here, we were understandably curious about San Miguel de Allende and what the Mexicans here in Guanajuato thought of that situation. Without fear of contradiction, everyone from Mexican Cab Drivers to University Professors told us of the San Miguel Gringo's boozing and drugging reputation. Accurate or not, it is the general consensus we garnered from our interviews.

With how we've been threatened for daring to make such an observation (from Gringolandians in both SMA and Guanajuato), it is not a terrible stretch to accept that reputation as well earned. Either that or mass psychosis has got to explain why grown men and women would resort to death threats against someone for expressing a point of view different from their own. I mean, really!

Today, while in a panaderia in our little barrio, the panadero mentioned to us how Gringos are coming into his bakery and whining at how badly they are treated by the Guanajuatenses.

What an interesting observation.

I have seen this behavior often. The Gringos, tourists or students in the local Spanish schools, think the Mexican waiting on them can't understand a word of English and so will often go off on a whining diatribe. Well, this panadero got the gist of their whining ways.

We made this observation years ago in one of our books. We made the point that in a town that has not been historically dependent upon the Gringo tourist (like Guanajuato) for their economy, just how is that town and its inhabitants going to regard the Gringo? Guanajuato is not Gringo friendly like the Gringolandias in Mexico. Whereas in San Miguel de Allende you can have your Gringo Nalga kissed all you want, you will more than likely have it kicked in Guanajuato.

So, it is a toss of the coin as to whether our panadero friend heard legitimate Gringo whining or not.

Either way, the Gringos coming to Guanajuato under the delusion that all of Mexico is like a Fantasy Island Welcoming Party just waiting to kiss their feet have a rude awakening waiting for their whining ways.


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