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  1. Here here. If any of us ran our businesses or acted this way as employees of a normal business, we would lose our jobs. When my oldest daughter graduated high school, she worked for a year before going to university. She was one of those kids who was super responsible from an early age, i.e. in high school was the editor of the school newspaper who would stay late on a Friday afternoon to finish the articles her journalism classmates had failed to complete, so everything would be ready to go to press for the school newspaper deadline. So she got a job as a temp secretary, who would called to work at various offices to fill in for employees who were out sick, or on vacation, or on maternity leave, etc. She was shocked when she got called to work in a federal govt. office and heard her boss spending hours on the phone one day making arrangements for a ski trip for her son. That's the kind of stuff they're doing instead of answering clients' emails or returning phone calls.
  2. It was a clueless suggestion. She doesn't need to go to the US to get something notarized that will be accepted.
  3. Too bad you don't understand the meaning of deflection, which is countering with something irrelevant to the question. It isn't irrelevant to point out that while you ask others to answer your questions, you ignore theirs.
  4. How about you answer all the questions that are put to you on this forum which you pointedly ignore and deflect from whenever you have no rational answer?
  5. I keep small electronics, like the remotes, my little battery pack, my electronic bank token, and extra batteries in a Tupperware box with a container of moisture absorbing beads in it. It keeps all those things from corroding.
  6. Sounds like a whole lot of wasted time, work and money. Par for the course in Mexico, it seems.
  7. What a ridiculous thing to say. What makes you assume she is going to the US?
  8. It isn't politics- it's world economics. Everything you don't agree with you label "Democrat", "leftie", "fascist", etc.
  9. Nothing scientific about that at all, since you haven't stated how many litres your tank holds.
  10. Congratulations. However, it would have been useful for you to have asked to see what she did so you could start to understand some of this tech stuff you need to do. Many of us are not particularly tech proficient, but if you don't bother to pay attention to the solutions, you can't ever hope to be able to become more knowledgable and self-sufficient. My 91 year old stepmom navigates her smartphone like a teenager, Facebooking, booking flights and accommodations, etc. If she could learn this stuff, we all can. And BTW, it is good online etiquette to thank all the people who took the time to try to help you out.
  11. If you notice, I only weighed in for just that reason- the responses that followed the original topic post all condemned the seller, and even asked for his name so they could avoid buying anything from him, simply based upon the OPs account of second-hand information. Declaring someone guilty of terrible behavior based on one third-party account, without any other evidence, or having both sides of a story and adequate first-hand information is unfair and ridiculous.
  12. You keep contradicting yourself. You first said that in your work up north it was the contractor's responsibility to check that the materials ordered were the same as the ones delivered. Then you said it was the worker's responsibility not to start nailing down materials without checking that they were the correct materials. Now you say it's the seller who should take the hit. Both parties have responsibility here- the homeowner who never bothered to check that what she received was what she ordered (and probably doesn't know the difference anyway) and the seeller who screwed up the order. Instead of this becoming some nasty adversarial situation, I would suggest that the seller and buyer should try to work out some reasonable terms. Unless the seller is simply scamming, it would seem that the customer now has superior materials to what she actually ordered, which will perform better over time and probably save her money in the long run.
  13. That's certainly how I understood the situation. And if that is true, condemning the seller with no information to go on aside from the original post here, which isn't even his own experience, but hearsay from his friend, is rather unfair. We don't know what happened. Did the homeowner not check to make sure what was delivered was what she ordered? Perhaps the seller had 2 truckloads of roofing materials go out at the same time and mixed up the addresses when giving them to the drivers? I'm certainly not defending a seller rudely demanding a customer pay an extra 11,000 pesos for a delivery error, but in fact, no one here knows if that was indeed the way he phrased it.
  14. A couple of Mexican workers are not responsible for this. They would not necessarily have any idea what materials the homeowner ordered nor how much they should cost, nor would they have any idea how much the homeowner paid for them. Your NOB ideas do not apply to how things work in Mexico.
  15. It would be foolish of the seller to sell the car without signing it over and removing the plates. That's how you can get in trouble if the buyer has an accident- the seller, who appears to still be the legal owner, will be held legally responsible.
  16. You are talking about a completely different situation. There is no "contractor" involved. This isn't some big project. It's a homeowner who hired a couple of guys to put some roofing materials in place. Neither she nor the workers obviously had any idea of how much those materials normally cost. It would have been the homeowner's responsibility, in the absence of a contractor, to check that the materials she ordered are indeed what was delivered. I suspect she never did that, nor as another poster pointed out, got quotes from other places for the same materials, to get an idea of what is a reasonable price. So it isn't all on the seller. And what happened up north in your business is irrelevant. A Mexican hardware store owner can ill afford to eat 11,000 pesos, if that, in fact, is what happened.
  17. No you didn't. You said material, which could be anything from metal to plastic to roof tiles to membrane. Why a poster interpreted "material" to mean cloth is weird.
  18. Perhaps the guy is some kind of scammer or perhaps he did make an honest mistake. Sounds to me like both parties are taking an adversarial approach, rather than trying to come to some equitable terms. The homeowner should price out what the materials she used costs at other places, to get an idea of whether he is just trying to scam her, or she really did get much more expensive materials at a ridiculously low price. I couldn't in good conscience take advantage of someone's legitimate error, if that happened to be the case.
  19. My friend's mom was not allowed to have actually flatware to eat with in her assisted living facility , because her natural penchant for nastiness she had had all her life intensified with her dementia. She used to chuck the utensils at her fellow residents in the dining room. So while the dining facilities and food were good, she was only given plastic utensils 🙂
  20. My old stomping grounds, the Comox Valley. lived there for 25 years. Three of my granddaughters were born in St. Joe's hospital. That site would also have a view of the water. Nice.
  21. She wasn't aware of what materials she ordered for her job and just went ahead and had the "wrong materials" installed? I would assume there are two sides to this story and I wouldn't be so quick to condemn the seller, nor publicly out him as some scammer, without knowing the whole story, not just based on the OP's post.
  22. Yes, true, but if the electric is out, meaning you can't charge the phone, it will use up the battery. Years ago, when I bought a new laptop at Office Depot, it came with an extra perk of a small battery pack. I never would have thought of purchasing such a thing, but I have used it many times to get phone or laptop juice when the electric has gone out for extended periods of time and keep it charged up.
  23. Definitely works best to transplant stuff in the rainy season. I like to prune stuff back then, too. Has a chance to leaf out again nicely before the dry season.
  24. Yep, they want everyone to use the app but I suspect they still have those fobs, you just have to talk them into it. I did a year ago. Exactly the opposite of you (what else is new in Mexico?), the woman I was dealing with told me it was free of charge, but they made a 250 peso charge for it that appeared on my bank statement.
  25. That is your issue as far as not connecting with the Wifi off. As others have said, 20 pesos on Sin Limites expires in 24 hours. It's virtually useless. If you don't use your phone for calling or texting, only to connect to data and use your banking app, you can buy an Internet Amigo paquete, rather than the Sin Limites paquete, that will give you data, but no ability to phone or text. (although you could use Whatapp to phone or text, because that only requires a data connection). For 200 pesos, you will get 3.5 GB of data, which lasts for 30 days. I'm not sure how that compares with the paquete ferret mentioned above, how much data you get on that. If you only need to connect to the BBVA app occasionally, then you could continue only buying 20 pesos worth, but you would have to do that on the day you want to use the BBVA app, because it will only last for a day. If you need to use the app 10 times in a month, then you are better off spending the 200 pesos/month, which will enable you to connect as much as you want without running out to buy 20 pesos worth every time. I'm curious as to why you don't use your phone for anything else. I'm not a techie, either, and really resisted getting a smart phone, using my old dumb phone for ages when everyone thought I was weird. But like you, I needed a smart phone for something- I moved to where there are no phone lines or fiberoptic, so couldn't get an internet connection without using my phone as a hotspot to get an internet connection on my computer. That's really all I used it for for the first year, then realized all the things I could do on the smart phone. Like look at the traffic on Google Maps if I need to go somewhere, to see if it's bottlenecked somewhere so I can take a different route. And take photos and use Whatsapp to call or message friends and family all over the world. And I definitely use it for calling and texting, and can look at this forum or other websites I frequent while I'm standing in a bank line-up or having to wait somewhere. I use it for the alarm clock, the calculator, and to listen to podcasts while I'm working out in the garden. There's so many things you can use your phone for, if you have any interest in doing so.
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