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Old 09-16-2017   #91 (permalink)
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I made the best choice for us. I also likely saved someone else from the common Mexican Shakedown.
Your excuses don't work for me.
You broke the law.
You helped perpetuate this act by (some) police.
I'm happy your vacation wasn't disrupted at a cost of only $30.
And the next person you saved from a shakedown? Oh please.
Your hole keeps getting deeper and deeper.

How difficult would it have been to ask for a ticket?
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Your excuses don't work for me.
You broke the law.
You helped perpetuate this act by (some) police.
I'm happy your vacation wasn't disrupted at a cost of only $30.
And the next person you saved from a shakedown? Oh please.
Your hole keeps getting deeper and deeper.

How difficult would it have been to ask for a ticket?
Rick, please don't think your judgement of me matters in any way, or I worry about your so called hole.

I would have taken the ticket if he had simply written it. That is how it should work. Where I live you don't ask for the ticket.

Also where I live, if a police officer stops you it is recommended you do as he or she says, them file a complaint later if you felt they did something improper. I wonder how that would gone over in a Jalisco police office?

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Old 09-16-2017   #93 (permalink)
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That's a stretch. I did not approach the Policia nor was I looking to purposefully break the law, profit or offer a bribe. Trust me there was nothing willing about the transaction. In fact, it was clearly one sided from my perspective.

If it happens again I will simply stay calm and respectful and ask for the ticket. That is the best advice in this thread.
I have already stated that in your case, you were not aware of what you should do and should not be held responsible. I appreciate that you asked and now are on board. Others know full well what they are doing and do it anyway.
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I would have taken the tickets if he had simply written it. That is how it should work. Where I live you don't ask for the ticket.
Stop with the innocent talk.
There is not here.
That's how it should work??
Well...it doesn't work the same way.
As an educated traveller you have no defense except it made your life easier.
Would you travel around the world with the attitude that, "This is the way we do it in Minnesota, so screw you."?
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it made your life easier.
Petty sure I said that.

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Your excuses don't work for me.
You broke the law.
You helped perpetuate this act by (some) police.
I'm happy your vacation wasn't disrupted at a cost of only $30.
And the next person you saved from a shakedown? Oh please.
Your hole keeps getting deeper and deeper.

How difficult would it have been to ask for a ticket?
You are not going to convince him, Rick. He believes he is above the law and that his time is more important than either the law or basic ethics. It is good that it is here for all to see and can be taken into consideration when reading anything else he posts in the future.
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There is not here.
That's how it should work??
Well...it doesn't work the same way.
WTF? You should not expect to just get a ticket when stopped? OK
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You are not going to convince him, Rick. He believes he is above the law and that his time is more important than either the law or basic ethics. It is good that it is here for all to see and can be taken into consideration when reading anything else he posts in the future.
Good thing it is all about getting personal for you. Remember recently when you complained that is what Roni and BB do. I used to think Mercy was the PI hypocrite.

One of you says the shakedown is rare these days and the other seems to say it should be expected. I guess even you can't agree.

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Good thing it is all about getting personal for you. Remember recently when you complained that is what Roni and BB do. I used to think Mercy was the PI hypocrite.

One of you says the shakedown is rare these days and the other seems to say it should be expected. I guess even you can't agree.
You make it personal when you proudly flout the law of the country that has allowed me to call it home and to whom my wife and sons are citizens of. You also imply that others should follow your example (it is a thread asking advice, afterall).

If you had said, like AZ, that you paid a bribe once and you now regretted it, fine. Instead, you went from "I will not be inconvenienced on MY vacation" to "so what?" to "I don't have time for your corruption" to "I did it to save others." Now, you are getting called out on it and you want to whine about it being personal. Don't break laws and people won't call you a law.breaker. Pretty easy stuff.
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You make it personal when you proudly flout the law of the country that has allowed me to call it home and to whom my wife and sons are citizens of. You also imply that others should follow your example (it is a thread asking advice, afterall).

If you had said, like AZ, that you paid a bribe once and you now regretted it, fine. Instead, you went from "I will not be inconvenienced on MY vacation" to "so what?" to "I don't have time for your corruption" to "I did it to save others." Now, you are getting called out on it and you want to whine about it being personal. Don't break laws and people won't call you a law.breaker. Pretty easy stuff.
What a drama queen. Also deflecting away from your MO of being personal with many of your posts

You have not been paying attention, because I have never said I did not break the law. Move on.

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Too funny.

La Mordida virgins.

if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Pretty damned simple.


Even the purist of virgins know, or damed well should know, that paying a LEO is illegal. HELLO!!!!!

No? Next time, take the freaking shuttle or taxi, please. You shouldn't be behind the wheel.

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Too funny.

La Mordida virgins.

if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Pretty damned simple.


Even the purist of virgins know, or damed well should know, that paying a LEO is illegal. HELLO!!!!!

No? Next time, take the freaking shuttle or taxi, please. You shouldn't be behind the wheel.
That last line is quite silly, but no need to worry. After last winters trip and 15 years of going to Mexico on a regular basis my wife said she has had enough. The cheap price of visiting Mexico is just not enough to continue to make it inviting to us.

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That last line is quite silly, but no need to worry. After last winters trip and 15 years of going to Mexico on a regular basis my wife said she has had enough. The cheap price of visiting Mexico is just not enough to continue to make it inviting to us.

And there you have it.
The wife said...
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And there you have it.
The wife said...
The hole actually could get deeper.
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And there you have it.
The wife said...
So Pam expresses she is tired of Mexico and does not really enjoy it any more, but that should not matter to me ? It does.
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