Festivities came to The Pickled Onion St Elena ,on the night of Dec 22nd they came late…………. Mexican style………….and left late.
It was the Christmas dinner get together for the company Sol (Trade Mark) the most famous beer company here in Mexico. Most Mexican ,s prefer Sol over any other beer made in Mexico Funny the tourists prefer Corona (trade mark)
A week prior they came with their lists of foods that they would like to eat and I was surprised to see the main dish was for Fettuccini Alfredo .Oh my gosh there would be no way I could find fettuccini pasta in this area so I knew that meant a trip to Merida . Even in Merida it took me awhile to find a store that sold it then I think I bought all their stock.
Raul the organizer asked for the meal to begin at 8 am. En punto (on time) I asked.He grinned and answered pues mas or menos (well more or less) .To me that meant anytime at least up until 9 pm .Well we waited and waited and waited. Finally I called Raul to see what was happening by this time it was 9.30pm .Dont worry ,said Raul we are on our way. Good I replied because the staff are on the floor sleeping, to which he laughed heartily.
Arrival time 10.pm well this is Mexico and even the staff said ,you know how Mexicans are Valerie, laughing.
They were kind enough to ask if they could play their own music and were not in the least upset when I said it would not be possible as all the guest quarters were full this night and I didn’t want them being upset by the loud music. They understood and were very kind about it .
That’s one thing a find very admirable about the Mexicans they are very considerate to the feelings of others.
They had their own gift giving session at the end which brought roars of laughter . All the gifts where more on the joking side , silly things that depicted each ones character, it was amusing to watch .It certainly reminded me a lot ,of British humour .
I was in my hammock by 1.30am already thinking of the time to rise to make breakfast for the guests…………………………..life continues.