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35 MEXICAN CUSTOMS THAT INTRIGUE ANY

35 MEXICAN CUSTOMS THAT INTRIGUE ANY

Note that was published in the Province Daily Paper on July 10, 2014 and is transcribed as such.

MADEDITOR05 has made a Reddit of a simple question: “To those who have visited Mexico, What’s the oddest about Mexico that Mexicans find to be normal?”

1 -. No store ever has change, EVER.
2 – There is a love-hate relationship with the United States.
3 -. They love public displays of love and intimate hugs, very very long hugs.
4 -. They have a VERY good personal hygiene.
5 -. They don’t save in the use of the hair gel, it appears that the average daily minimum acceptable is half a jar.
6 -. It’s Really disturbing that an old man pretending to be a child appears on a family program every Sunday.
7 -. I am surprised at the lack of toilet paper and soap in public places, especially schools.
8 -. They are extremely polite, they greet and say goodbye all the time and make me feel impolite.
9 -. References to homosexuality abound in the language, “joto, marica, putito”.
10 -. Canteens bring you free food while you’re drinking, for free! They have no idea how lucky they are, Mexican food and Mexican beer is a champion combination.
11 -. There’s no decent coffee. Chiapas and Veracruz produce world class coffee and it seems that everyone drinks Oxxo coffee and Nescafé.
12 -. The snacks, the snacks are delicious snacks.
13 -. I was surprised by the tardiness of everyone. If the appointment is set at four expect arrivals at four thirty at the earliest.
14 -. That thing you get in restaurants is NOT ketchup. I don’t know what it is, but it is not ketchup.
15 -. When I went to a public restroom they I asked me for money to enter, when I paid I got toilet paper. I did not understand what was happening.
16 -. College education is very casual, there’s a lot of communication between students and teachers.
17 -. There are Hot-Sauce dispensers for popcorn in movie theaters.
18 -. Wal-Mart has a liquor aisle.
19 -. Everyone sells something; either at street corners, outside their homes or even in public buses.
20 -. There are Asians in stores and in Asian restaurants, but nowhere else.
21 -. Nor did I see any non-Mexican children…
22 -. Everything’s an excuse to party, and Mexican fiestas involve the entire family.
23 -. Disregard what American television says of Mexico. it’s NOTHING like they say.
24 -. If you’re black, get used to being the center of attention in Mexico.
25 -. They use lemon on everything.
26 -. Mexicans don’t care about monopolies.
27 -. They don’t seem to mind bushfires, as long as no towns are threatened.
28 -. they seem to believe that a drop of chili will be sufficient to destroy any foreigner. So the custom is to warn every one who approaches the sauce bottle: “but its hot, hey!!”
29 -. The drug cartels scene is central to everything that is done in Mexico, but it is taboo to talk about it in public.
30 -. If you do not understand the multiple meanings of “chingar” and “pedo”, good luck following conversations
31 -. Mexicans see any Central and South American person as inferior. They cannot stand the Argentines either.
32 -. They drink impressive amounts of soda.
33 -. Racism is not such a problem in Mexico. What is a real problem is classism.
34 -. Amongst all of them they support the economy of the people. Walmart?? Never, we go to swap meets and local markets.
35 -. Philadelphia Cheese in maki Why?!

 

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