Well, I suckered into believing an appointment with a Mexican would be kept last night. We were supposed to have a meeting at our house at 7pm last night with a local who does property management for gringos. (or I suppose anybody who can afford or needs him) We have known this guy since before we moved here permanently and he manages property for some of our friends when they are absent.
We intend to fully board up our house when we leave. For security reasons and also just in case a hurricane should decide to stop on by while we are gone. But our cabana next door is rented while we are gone and we need somebody to handle any emergencies that may pop up. Like when the water lines broke last fall. Or putting boards on the window and putting the furniture all up on blocks. Our rental agent will handle all the typical rental issues, but she does not handle physical issues like that.
So I had dinner on the table at 6pm last night. (a receipe from one of Rick Bayless' cookbooks...it took almost all day to make!) Dishes were done and we were ready and waiting for this meeting at 7pm. We were still ready at 8:30pm. At 9:30pm we closed our gate, turned off the porch light and shut the front door.
So typical. Who knows why he did not show up. When he does, there will be no mention of the missed meeting, no excuse or apology offered. He evidently had something else to do that he decided was more important or fun than meeting with a potential client. I don't even get angry at this behaviour any more. It is nothing personal, just that Mexican mentality that we gringos have such a hard time understanding. It does not mean that he does not want our business or that he won't eventually do a good job for us.
He'll probably show up sometime today. Usually when I am in the shower or otherwise occupied and not ready for a meeting. Such is life in paradise.