Hopefully, you didn't move here from Boulder...brocolliandtea said:If you do (live like an Argentine), you will see your quality of life, your enjoyment of life sink like a boulder.
If you think Argentina is a "third world" country, what would you call Haiti before the earthquake?pea_little said:Actually, I think we've seen the worst of time here--my hubby just had emergency surgery last night. Yes, in a third-world country. And he's doing great.
I don't think your characterization of Buenos Aires is unfair. However, what I do think is unfair (and arrogant!) is to suggest that elsewhere life is perfect.brocolliandtea said:You moved from such a beautiful place to a permanently troubled spot. Did something bad happen to make you flee? It always baffles me why people move their whole family here. Broken sidewalks, pollution like you didnt know existed, unhappy, paranoid, fearful, bitter people, lousy food, and just a list of so much dispair Ill cut it short. If you didnt come here to live like a local, then you should be ok. If you came here to live like them, earn like them (a dollar or 2 an hour with soaring inflation), then God help you, its not too late to give them place up.
Theres always so much newcomers dont know for good reason as they are new. Coffee is poor quality ground with 10% sugar, juice is loaded with sugar and high fructose corn syrup, argentina had 6 military coups, not just one, almost everyone gets away with everything here. just try to punish someone, just try. see the women in the streets with incredibly wrinkled faces clinging to their bags with all their strength, twisting their bodies in contortions? Well, must be a reason for so much fear dont you think?
If you have nothing to do all day, have a steady stream of NON argentine income, then sit back and eat the loaf of idleness with the polo crowd that moved here. Just dont live like an argentine, thats my biggest advice. If you do, you will see your quality of life, your enjoyment of life sink like a boulder.