The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Success!! - ¡Exito!

Like most sane, and I use the term very loosely, people, I have a dread of the Registry of Motor Vehicles or the DMV or whatever it is called where you are.  Technology has helped speed things up, but I have had too many experiences when I was lacking some key document or application and had to go get or do something and then..... go to the end of the line.

Today, I ventured into the city to the main office in Colonia Reforma to get new plates and to pay my tenencia or car tax for the year.  Last time I went to attempt this resulted in the single most stupid and embarrassing moment in recent memory... THIS!  Uh, what was I sayin'?  Luckily, my memory is fading fast.

So it was with great trepidation that I entered the office, only to find no lines and lots of helpful people.  Of course, I was lacking a copy of one document, so I ran across the street, got it and took my place...... at the end of the line, which was only a few people.  Got the plates, paid my tenencias and returned to the plates place to get my new Tarjeta de Circulacion Vehicular.  Three separate lines, but I was out of there in less than an hour. 

And this time I parked I parked in a lot!!!   As GWB (Great or the Greatest) once said, "Fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can't get fooled again."

1 comment:

sanfelipecampground said...

Otto von Bismarck
“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.