Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Guanajuato, Mexico -- Dingbats

The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Ding-a-lings.

Actually, I am not including any names in this post since it is too incredible to do so.

Once again the wife shares with me some of the forum fodder she reads online.

Q1. I want to know about apartments in Guanajuato and Michoacan.

A1. Yes, dear batty forum poster, they have apartments.
Had this woman just mentioned "Guanajuato" I would have made the assumption that she was referring to the city of Guanajuato. Guanajuato, the city, is the capital of the state of Guanajuato.

But, since she mentioned "Michoacan", another state, I am left to conclude she is also meaning Guanajuato the state and not the capital city.

What could possibly going through someone's mind, if anything at all, in stating such a question?

"I want to know about apartments in two of the states in the republic of Mexico."

Where in the states could this person possibly mean?
Q2. I am going to move to Guanajuato in two weeks and want to know where should I live?

A2. Are you for real?
One has got to wonder if these posters to the forums are real people or trolls trying to make the life of my wife miserable?
Q3. I am moving my family to Guanajuato and want to know about schools for my children. Can you enroll them for me and call me when you have the enrollment completed?

A3. See answer A2.
This is a real life post I got a number of years ago. The lady was from New Zealand. She actually gave me the stats for her children and asked if I would call her when I got the kids enrolled in school. GIVE ME A BREAK, PLEASE.
Q4. I've booked my destination to Guanajuato, what is there to do?

A4. Go to the nearest Barnes and Noble and buy something this is called a guidebook, BEFORE leaving the States.
Again, a real question that appears more than once on the forums.
Q5. We want to fly from the States into Mexico City, take a day trip to Acapulco, then hop over to Cancun on the bus. We want to do this in three days.

A5. Cancun is on the other side of the country from Acapulco meaning you would have to do this via plane. Did your Mickey Mouse Travel Agent tell you this?
Q6. How far is the beach from San Miguel de Allende?

A6. Are you geographically dyslexic or what? San Miguel de Allende is in the central highlands of Mexico smack dab in the middle of the country. By bus the nearest beaches are 8-10 hours away.

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