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Old 04-02-2009   #31 (permalink)
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Oh, didn't see this thread before, but very funny.

That said, the experiences you guys describe here in stores have not so often been my experiences. I remember more arguments about prices and sales and stuff than all that.

But I DO remember that kind of thing from life in Japan! So I can sympathize. In Japan, the idea is not to think, only to serve. Also to get as many people involved as possible in that not-thinking-just-serving aspect. You're afraid to ask for anything, in fact, after a while, because you know that there will be such intense not-thinking-just-serving. You feel bad about it. You'll have 5 people hemming and hawing and wondering where they might find that soy milk right behind them, or how it is that this foreigner even speaks Japanese in the first place, or wandered into their area, or what this rice that he's looking for might actually be.

I once had a woman in the post office quote me a price for a small package via a much cheaper but somewhat slower international delivery method (think UPS Ground service) that was double what she'd just quoted me for the regular speedy service (think next day delivery), all without batting an eye. Took some work to explain to her that that didn't make sense, and several attempts for her to do evidently the same thing over and over before she realized that it would keep getting the same wrong result, during which time she attracted about half a dozen other postal workers in a small audience around her, all with their frustrated commentary. Finally she realized something and quoted me the appropriately much lower price. All was right with the world, again, miraculously.

But like Heather was saying, you know, I still love living in Japan!

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Old 04-06-2009   #32 (permalink)
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Bimbos we have in Canada, are the two-legged kind.
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Old 04-16-2009   #33 (permalink)
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I had an interesting talk with a guy trying to build a house in Playa. His first encounter with Mexican methods was when he bought a nail gun locally. He used the batch of nails that came with the gun and went back to buy more. Lo siento, senor, no hay! Had to go to Cancun for nails.
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Old 04-28-2009   #34 (permalink)
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OHHH Me ME, I want to comment on any shoe store in the southeast of Mexico that does NOT have sizes bigger than "8". My good my poor Size 9 1/2 EE feet suffer so much.

When I go to Mexico City I can get size 11 shoes and sneakers to compensate and once in a blue moon (this year! Blue Moon December 31st) I can find sneakers at Sam's (usually REBOKS) in size 11 which I can get into if I try really hard.

The Flexis by the way, I can get them in Mexico City that fit but within 2 or 3 weeks my feet have exploded out the sides and I have to take them to shoe repair.

No comments here on the Flu and Travel Restrictions?

Too Funny, I like Ryberg just saw this thread...
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Old 05-05-2009   #35 (permalink)
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Well said Heather.

You too, stay home.
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Old 05-05-2009   #36 (permalink)
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You too, stay home.
Unlikely. He loves Mexico so much he bought a second home here.

I and two others on this thread are married to Mexicans, one of them has Mexican citizenship too. So you see we're poking fun, not being something else...
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Old 05-15-2009   #37 (permalink)
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what's missing is the overstaffing of 5 people behind that counter - all of whom really wouldn't have a clue about what they're doing there or what they are supposed to do! And when they do figure it out, it will take them f o r e v e r to get it done. LOL
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what's missing is the overstaffing of 5 people behind that counter - all of whom really wouldn't have a clue about what they're doing there or what they are supposed to do! And when they do figure it out, it will take them f o r e v e r to get it done. LOL
You may be confusing Mexico with Japan.

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Old 05-15-2009   #39 (permalink)
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Maybe this isn't just an unoccupied information stand at Centro Maya.

Perhaps it's a thought provoking artistic installation. Maybe it represents the hopelessness of man who approaches the altar of truth to find only confusion and no answers.

Or a paradox. What came first, the sign, and then the booth to give it purpose? Or the empty booth, and then the sign to question its intent?
Thanks for the chuckle.
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Old 06-21-2009   #40 (permalink)
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I heard we are soon getting Bimbo bread here in California. They bought out a big US bread company. You would think it will be a best seller in Southern California. Special bread for those special kind of girls.
I see the trucks all the time going east on the 210 and south on the 57
I wonder where they are bringing the Bimbos
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I heard we are soon getting Bimbo bread here in California. They bought out a big US bread company. You would think it will be a best seller in Southern California. Special bread for those special kind of girls.
Our Orowheat trucks now have the Bimbo word on them
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I see the trucks all the time going east on the 210 and south on the 57
I wonder where they are bringing the Bimbos
The "Bimbos" are being distributed everywhere along the coast. Truckloads of them every week!
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We have a Bimbo invasion and it sounds like it is nation wide. He, He!
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We have a Bimbo invasion and it sounds like it is nation wide. He, He!
They have been a supplier to Safeway as far back as I can remember.
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They have a division in Chicago, that brings Bimbo's to Waukesha Wisconsin!!
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