Sunday, April 10, 2011

Burro Hall Car Seat Giveaway Madness!!

Despite the prevalence of narco-porn on the internet and in the American and Mexican media, a far more likely way to die here is in a spectacular traffic accident. We don't spend a lot of time worrying about being flayed alive on YouTube, but we get a sinking feeling in our stomachs every time we need to go grocery shopping. The pictures below all appeared in one of our local papers on a single day about a week ago.

All these articles contain the words exceso de velocidad. How excessively fast do Mexicans drive? Well, amigos, last week the Mexican Formula One driver Sergio "Checo" Pérez was fined 2,400 euros for excessive speed during a Formula One race. We were unaware that such an infraction was even possible

Volcadura is another valuable word - it means "flipped over car." We didn't do much driving when we lived in New York, but even on TV we hardly ever saw an overturned car unless the Rangers had made it to the Stanley Cup. We must see a dozen volcadura pictures a week here.

Which rings us to the latest installment of Burro Hall Car Seat Giveaway Madness!! Today's entrant is an adorable little tyke who's leaning out the window to get a better look at the fine print on the mirror (it says "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear," mijo), while Mamá races up the street, her mind uncluttered by thoughts of car seats, seat belts, or even if a child this young should be compelled to at least sit down while the car is in motion.

As always, if the parent or guardian of this child sees this photo and sends us a letter or an email apologizing for endangering their child and acknowledging the error of their ways, Burro Hall Enterprises S.A. will buy that family a brand new car seat and help them to install it.


Anonymous said...

Looks like Sábado Gigante has been replaced with Sábado Sangriento.

At least the kid riding without a car seat in Mexico, is safe from riding anywhere in Arizona.

Burro Hall said...

He'd probably be safer there. No Mexican in her right mind would speed in Arizona. said...

Every day I take the kiddies out to waiting parents and stuff them into cars with their 75 pound backpacks still attached their 75 pound bodies.
No seat belts are used while younger siblings are sitting on Mama's lap.

echoman2000 said...

You are a gentleman and a true scholar. Mucho gracias for all of laughter you sometimes bring.