Mar 31, 2011, 4:52 PM
Post #52 of 62
I didn't say a thing about your friends or mine, so chill out, okay?
In Ajijic, the division of the gringo/Mexican population is by and large along the lines of the served and those who serve. Most gringos don't have Mexican friends, although they often claim to have: "Oh, that little woman (emphasis mine and intended) at the corner store is such a good friend!" But when push comes to shove, selling you a liter of milk isn't friendship, it's business. The gringo who thinks she's such a good friend doesn't have a clue about even the other woman's name. Most gringos count their maids among their friends: as you so gracefully put it, horse pucky. Your maid is your employee, as is your gardener, your albaņil, your carpintero, etc.
Again, I don't have a clue who you are, DavidHF, and I have no argument with you about your Mexican friends. You have no argument with my reality--it's as real as yours, and very similar in its circle of friends. I'd say about 95% of my good friends are like yours, Mexicans at my socio-economic level or above. I'm not suspicious of anybody's intentions, either, so you can get off that horse as well.
My argument is with those who say there is no resentment of foreigners among Mexicans. It's just not so.