M Dock at the concert last night was fantastic. These are real showmen who can handle any emergency like multiple power fuse blow outs and still keep the show going. And what a show it was. A terrific band and a great boost to the Zihuatanejo community.
We arrived way to early at the venue ( my fault), and that should have been the clue to go eat dinner elsewhere and return later for the show. But that didn’t happen. In efficiency upsets the Senor’s military mind. We spent the first hour with him explaining how things should go, with me saying this is Mexico, this is Mexico. I roll with the punches a little better than he does, most times.
The menu was extremely limited ( and I will remember that for future events there) all items were meat, no fish or vegetarian. The Senor ordered a hamburger and I went down to street and bought some cheese for my dinner and was happy. Getting our first
drink as slow, but they were barely open. Later proved to be a real game of patience, waiting in a long line while one bartender prepared drinks.
This was a first time for these folks, so I will cut them some slack. But they lost the opportunity to make a real bundle off the generous gringos to-night by being under staffed.
Tuesday was my first shift selling T-shirts for Sailfest , thanks to my experienced and charming partner it was a fun experience
. Although in the future I think I would prefer a committee that doesn’t deal in cash.
Money makes me nervous. Signing off. KO