A few days ago our microwave died while I was cooking some bacon. I finished frying it up in the fry pan, but we far prefer microwave bacon and believe it is healthier than frying. (That’s kind of an oxymoron as we all know bacon isn’t really a healthy food.) In our apartment building the process for getting repairs done is you let the manager, Javier know the issue, he calls Arturo the owner and you hope Arturo isn’t too busy with his many other projects to take care of your issue.
We were in luck, Arturo came later that day checked out the microwave. After checking it out his comment was “no trabajando taking it to technician.” And I’m thinking only in Mexico would one think of fixing a microwave and even know where to find a microwave tech. I’m also thinking that’s the last we will see of it or any microwave, as my assumption is it would take weeks for the technician to fix it, if it was even fixable. And since we aren’t returning to the same apartment building next year they would be in no hurry to purchase a new one this late in the season.
Some times it is really nice to be 100% wrong! The very next afternoon when we returned to our apartment to find the microwave sitting at our door step all fixed. We have been in this apartment for at least 10 years and once before our microwave malfunctioned just as we were ending our stay in Mexico, the next year the microwave
was the one we have now. I don’t know if that other one was also fixed and ended up in different apartment as stuff does move from one place to another. I am a believer, anything can be repaired in Mexico.
Back in the states we would have thrown it out and headed to Walmart for another $69 microwave. No way could it have been repaired. Even if there was a microwave tech his labor costs would be $100 an hour plus parts. Makes one wonder why we have become such a throw away society. But we are just happy to be able to continue “nukeing” our bacon. Signing off KO