Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Beware of the Crying Muchacha

I have passed a milestone. This morning I successfully talked and cried my way out of a Mexican traffic ticket. Going the wrong direction on a one way street. I said these magic words -Lo siento, mea culpa, mea culpa. (I am sorry, my fault, my fault) accompanied by a bucket of tears and the bewildered Mexican police officer let me go with a warning.
Hmm... I will have to remember that, say you are sorry and cry...


Lizette said...

hahahaha Lee, luckily we are females too! They surely show remorse for the females than the males.

heyjude said...

Yeah - crying males might move them in a different direction!!!

Mary said...

Good for you, Lee--I'm sure you'll never do that again (at least on that particular streeet :>). Your blog is delightful, and I am so glad that your comment on Marionette's blog introduced me to it. We absolutely loved Belize on a visit a few years ago, both the rain forest interior and the beach on Ambergris Caye. We need to return to see more.

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Anonymous said...

YOU are a riot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee,

I'm a college student from California, and I've been considering visiting Belize to size it up as a potential new home for awhile now. I need so badly to speak to someone who has actually made the move! If you wouldn't mind answering some questions for me, I would be so grateful. My e-mail address is - please drop me a line if you're willing to speak with me a little.

Thank you!

Jasmine Fischer

Guyana-Gyal said...

I ain't trying that here, these chaps are tough, man. They can see a gal cry and just harden their hearts, shees.