Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cultural Norms

OK, for those of you who think we are hopeless Baja-philes, here’s a story about something we don’t like about Baja and its’ people. Yesterday as we drove around San Antonio we stumbled onto a sports field where a baseball game was underway. There were certainly more than 150 spectators: folks sitting on top of their cars, having a picnic on the ground and hanging out with their families and friends. It looked like they were having loads of fun.

Today we drove by the same location. What did we see, but a large field covered with garbage? Lots of plastic bottles, paper plates, Styrofoam cups and snack packaging. There were no garbage cans available anywhere, and apparently no one felt the need to pick up their trash, rather drop it where they were when they were done with it. Somehow throwing things out the window along a rural highway seems like a more acceptable thing to do, but to s___ in your own nest? What’s with this? We don’t comprehend why the Mexicans seem so oblivious to the problem of garbage!

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