“Another One Rides the Bus….” – Wierd Al Yankovic

Monday August 22, 2011

Just like Wierd Al, I thought, okay, it’s a Monday, it’s pouring rain, instead of climbing the Aztec-like stairs to ABC Hospital – I will make sure I try the ABC bus today. See bus, says ABC on it, I ask, “ABC Observato?” “Si” Awesome…a few minutes into the ride, I see Observatio boulevard disappearing in the rearview window…what the &#(*&#@(#&????? I ask to stop and I will walk back the way I needed to SHOW UP FOR WORK, a shake of the head indicating this is not possible. HELLO skyscrapers, Santa Fe, and BEYOND Observatio! πŸ™‚ I exit the bus at the ABC Hospital in Santa FE – and I tell the driver what I needed, he snickered a bit (okay, well, it would be funny if I did not need to be at WORK!) – find a taxi and get across I need to return to OBSERVATORIO ABC after talking with someone on the phone in English. We are on our way! πŸ™‚

I see this is going to cost more than 5o pesos, awesome, 3o pesos in possession, we pull in front of the AFS, I run in after saying “Un Memento por favor”, and guess what?! ATMS is down! πŸ™‚ YEAH! I get back to the cab, ask to go around the corner to ABS Hospital, find the ATM, get money, ask the driver to go back to ASF – on the phone again to explain I just need to go back to where we just came from, :), I get there, pay 100 pesos giving the driver 30 pesos tip, he needed and deserved it and I needed a stiff drink) and ta da! I get to work at 8:30, all in a day’s work, woo hooo! πŸ™‚

The rest of the day was a breeze, lol, afterwards Elaine (my boss) was kind enough to take us to Costo’s on her card to get items for the Vera Cruz trip this weekend, and I needed to pick up a dress shirt. On the way back. picked up a pot and dirt at the local market, get home, and I am out alseep! lol…

Now what did I take away from this? I am walking up the Montezuma stairs no matter what, because I know my luck! – second, the people here, when you are in distress think nothing of helping you, period. Amazing.

Overall, despite a unplanned and undesignated day, many lessons learned in one day! πŸ™‚

I cannot wait until the rest of this week unfolds! πŸ™‚

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About Harry Brake

Employee of ASF in Mexico City, Librarian, Media crazy! :)
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