Jul 19, 2009, 11:23 AM
Post #27 of 36
Once upon a time, there was an avid poster who’s exuberance and wordsmith capabilities ran a gamut from sweet and sour and from brilliant too down-right crass. Nonetheless, some hated him and some loved him. Somewhere in between I used to get a kick out of him raucously, with driven intent, discouraging expats from ever wanting or needing to travel or stay in a onetime small Mexican hamlet he had bought and adopted as his home some years hence.
He’d cast reports and post on forums telling how absolutely hideous life was for him and the environs therein were totally just as bad and unacceptable as ever. He lamented on the grave mistake he had made and always spoke of the greener pastures he wished he had moved to, rather than the cesspool of a bed he now laid in. After awhile, his tirades, his vacillating and more, created doubt of sorts and yes, his questionable display of displeasure was now appearing as cheekiness. Some suspected and ultimately discovered it was his way of keeping gringos out of his hamlet because there numbers and dinero made everything in “his” peaceful little hideaway to popular, congested, and more important the prices of everything around “his little town” were now just getting ridiculous.
Eventually something happened, his constant complaining became hysterical, and his wordsmith capabilities developed a fan base, groupies, and more. His popularity fanned across the land and the more he complained, bitched, and screamed, his hysterics created bend-over laughter and then something strange happened. More gringos wanted to see and eventually live in the now infamous complainer’s cesspool.
What is the moral of the story, I really don’t know but based on what happened, the more you bitch, whine and carry-on about anything, eyes and ears will turn to you and as someone before once said, “be careful for what you wish for……. ;-)
(This post was edited by Oscar2 on Jul 19, 2009, 11:28 AM)