Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by CancunCanuck, Feb 13, 2006.
Do you live in East L.A.?
TJ: Ya made me giggle! No, I live in The Bucket, Rhode Island (officially know as Pawtucket, RI).
I answer the phone with "bueno" because it's what you do here. But I gather that I don't have much accent when I say it. Which means people usually launch into some big thing in Spanish, without realizing I'm not fluent, and I get a third of what they are saying even though I ask them to slow down and tell them my Spanish is weak.
There's an art to speaking your native language to someone who is a non-native speaker. And very, very few people here bother to learn that art, instead they just rail at me with that Cancunense mix of Chilango slang and Yucatecan accent...
I know I have to learn the language but if they want me to understand whatever crap they want to sell me they need to slow down when I tell them too.
Oh and I hate how people drive here. I got run OFF the road on Colosio today by a bus! People here are maniacs. Thank god I have a nimble car, I actually find it fun to drive here. But I'm afraid that when my mother comes to visit and sees how I drive now that she will (once again) mourn my loss of innocence...
If the land line rings I just ignore it, let them start to leave a message and then pick up if it's someone I know.
Most people who want to speak to me normally call my cellphone. I'm sick of an inordinate amount of wrong numbers, tele sales and rental agencies that I cant swear at properly :lol: