Sep 15, 2006, 8:33 AM
Post #20 of 30
The slang context of the word, most apt to my experiences and those of others I know, is 'to cheat; to avenge; to defeat (in a contest); to get what one is after. '
If a person lives or spends time most entirely with those persons with whom, this is not a 'life-style' and/or 'business practice' then perhaps, a person will not be unduly impacted. Inconvenienced yes, but repeat this mantra, This is Mexico...
adapt to the culture, or leave.
However if one spends time among people for whom 'chi***ar' is a way of life, not to get 'caught' will take due diligence and constant net-working. And even then?
This deeper scheming level of 'games people play' may come as a surprise to some people. It might not even occur to you, at first, that anyone, in business, a family member or 'formerly trusted' friend could be treating with you like this.
Once 'awakened', social survival strategies can be taken unless, of course, a person wishes to be a perennial door-mat.
Or more graphically, the 'lou'.