May 18, 2006, 9:46 AM
Post #21 of 72
Unfortunately the recent political events have already caused one member of my Mexican family to "Attack" me. But her take was so ridiculous, I completely wrote her off. She was yelling for free medical care for her and her kids (doesn't work, sleeps all day, watches telenovelas and Springer-like shows all day while her toddler is left unattended, been here NOB for 2 years hasn't learned a lick of English, demands an interpreter at PTA meetings and wants to know why the govt. won't pay for her medical care, after all, they get free education and free meals, why not free medical care?). I reminded her the demonstrations were for worker's rights, not free medical care. I Don't even have medical insurance for the last year and half and asked her to please stick to the REAL topic. She is quite stupified by what she reads in terms of what Americans owe her that I don't think she would be any different if these demonstrations never happened. She is the sort of person to not want to work but expect someone else to give her things...we have plenty of Americans here who are exactly the same way though. I honestly don't feel concerned, even after reading that article on cnn.com (tisk tisk, it WAS on CNN.com regardless WHO wrote it, sheesh). LIke you, I also have a house in Mexico. I am still leaving in a month for our move down. People like this sister-in-law (a cuna, not a cunada btw) will always gripe even if there is nothing to gripe about. I hope this makes you feel a little more at ease when I say my experience with Mexicans here or there makes me put faith in them. I believe they will not take personal feelings in regards to these demonstrations out on the first American they meet. What happens at the border will probably not be any different because of this. There have always been problems at the border, and those problems tend to get magnified by news media. When I posted the original question, I was not affected by that article and knew most expats in Mexico would be as unaffected. I guess down the road you could be right and I could be wrong....I sure hope not.
(This post was edited by TlxcalaClaudia on May 18, 2006, 9:47 AM)