HDM said:If Carolina is stating the rule, then I must be the exception.
I have been lied to once, when the daughter of our portero said, "Oh no, you don't look old at all."
I have been cheated a couple of times at a flower kiosk down the street, but once I realized I as being charged a couple of pesos extra, I stopped buying flowers there and go to one on the other corner. Otherwise, if I am being cheated anywhere else, they are too good at it for me to know.
Deceived? Is that different from being lied to? But I suppose I haven't been deceived.
Seduced? Only in my most pleasant fantasies.
So what Carolina supposes is true of everyone, must be, because I am the exception to prove it.
I do wonder if being lied to, taken advantage of, deceived, scammed, and seduced is unique to Buenos Aires in Carolina's experience? Never happened anywhere else? Or maybe never been anywhere else? If this happens everywhere, one wonders if Carolina has a black cloud following her around. If it only happens in Buenos Aires, then we have proof that portenos are some really nasty folks.
Holier than thou? I doubt it.HDM said:I like the DUMB in all caps, Carolina. But I must say, you come off here as quite a nasty person, especially sarcastic and notably holier than thou. I think it best if I simply stay away from your posts. We are having different experiences here. Mine are mostly positive and I am having a fine time living here. I am sorry that you aren't. But that's not my fault, so don't take your problems out on me. I have lived outside the USA for more than 25 years, including in South Africa, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore, and Italy. I have had the same living experiences in all those places, which leads me to believe, as previously stated by others, that you get back what you send out. If you were less judgmental and way less paranoid, you might enjoy your life here too. I wish that for you. But I can't make it happen. Good luck, and pardon me for staying out of your path. Life is too short for this kind of negativity.