Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
02-05-2017, 04:16 PM,
#1
Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
Goodbye, Guanajuato … goodbye.

Will I miss your quaint alleyways laden with garbage, trash, dog shit, and home to the occasional public restroom? No, I will not.

Will I miss the rudeness of locals, tourists, and gringos alike? No … no, I will not.

Will I miss the sight of workers combing through bags of trash in the dumpsters, salvaging what exactly?!? Plastic bottles? Glass jars? Ever-so-nimbly they skirt the toilet tissue I’ve discarded there, and I wonder about things like typhoid and other diseases which I cannot name. So, no.

Will I miss the smell of the sewer at Café Tal?!? ‘Not a chance.

Will I miss the art of side-stepping dog shit along city sidewalks and in the streets? Hardly.

Will I miss cafes such as La Vie en Rose and Café de la Paz which routinely close on what would seem to be whimsy? No.

Will the circus that is … tourists with cameras and guidebooks, Chinese curios, kitsch, countless nods to Cervantes (for no historical reason WHATSOEVER) (LOL), and the enduring face of Frida on virtually anything that can be sold … be missed??! You make me laugh.

Will I ever return to my beloved Guanajuato? Not in a million years.

[I never thought that holding a bus ticket to Mexico City and an airline ticket to South America could feel soooooooooooooooooooo good.]
02-05-2017, 04:29 PM,
#2
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
We share in the happiness as you leave.
Buen viaje.
02-05-2017, 06:15 PM,
#3
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
@SoNouveau: Will we miss you? Hell, except for your bitching in this forum, we didn't even notice you were here.

P.S. to jesm: Well said.
02-05-2017, 07:22 PM,
#4
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
Hey, SoNo, you forgot to mention the noise of church bells, sirens and fireworks. Write-on!
02-05-2017, 10:33 PM,
#5
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
We have more than enough tourists here already. And we don't want very many more Gringos moving here; they would bid up the price of everything, the way they did in SMA.

So, SoNoveau, thanks for helping us out.
02-05-2017, 11:35 PM,
#6
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
Enjoy the WiFi on the bus - Glad to know you are on a one way tkt!

In regards to, "... Will I miss the sight of workers combing through bags of trash in the dumpsters, salvaging what exactly?!? Plastic bottles? Glass jars? ." Those are professional, 3rd world recycling engineers and I think you will find them throughout South America and probably in your home country as well. Nice you are so well off and insulated not to see their plight.
02-06-2017, 07:21 AM,
#7
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
First we get Bozo The "Cokester" in the White House & now we lose you. Guess things do have a way of evening out.
02-06-2017, 09:51 AM,
#8
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
Congratulations Nouveau . . . your post has been awarded the "Most Mean-Spirited" award!
You are obviously a person of very delicate sensibilities. You will need to choose your country in South America very carefully. Your risk of having to endure the distasteful sight of someone struggling to survive by sorting through garbage in your new destination is quite high. I strongly recommend an all-inclusive resort.
02-06-2017, 02:11 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-06-2017, 02:58 PM by kasugie.)
#9
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
Adios, turd-o....try the Epcot Center.
02-08-2017, 09:30 AM,
#10
RE: Goodbye, Guanajuato ... goodbye.
Haha, You'll never be happy where ever you go! Try a gated community in the Midwestern USA.


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