Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tech Notes

Sorry posting has been a bit light, but this will probably be the case for the next couple of days.  We could do a lengthy write-up of Houston's Hotel Derek - an alleged business hotel that costs a couple hundred bucks a night, charges $3 extra for coffee with its $17.95 breakfast buffet, and yet appears to have wired the entire hotel with 14.4 modems, which makes simple web surfing unbearable, and something as complicated as posting a 300kb photo of a skinned cow's head take as long as the drive from here to Austin and back - but that would just be pointless venting, and would probably not get posted to the site before the Mayan Apocalypse.  So we'll just post this cringe-inducing instructional video from San Miguel's premiere language school teaching you how to get a Mexican waiter's attention. Thank you for your patience.

6 comments:

Mexfiles said...

WTF???? Normal snark would not begin to do justice to this chingazado.

The slightly pinched fingers means "I'll be with you in a minute"... a minute being, of course, a Mexican minute (of indeterminable length, but less than a mañana, not "give me a minute of your time".

And "it's impolite to call a person by their job title"... like "mí general", "Señor Presidente," "maestro", "official" or any of the other job title we use every day?

The dude also ought to learn to pronounce Spanish. Not that I'm without a heavy foreign accent, but "ÓVen"? It's "Óbe(n)"

Dave said...

Just thinking how much I'd like to see you in a video on how to order a martini in Spanish.......Jesus at your side and all...

Dave said...

.....and let me guess. You actually get to pay for the internet. It amazes me how typically the "nice" hotels charge a nice sum for internet access while the cheap ones have decent internet for free.

Dave (again) said...

My wife suggests that the sign the "pendejo" is demonstrating could also suggest that "I have a very tiny penis."

One can never be too careful.

Crazy Rita said...

Push it hard on the HO part. (snicker, snicker)

Anonymous said...

The pronunciation of Maycero is perfecto for the pendejo. jejejeje