And if they say that we are going to be friends forever, which has happened quite a few times, run faster than you think that you possibly can run.The way I avoid being robbed is whenever I see a smiling Argentine woman, or worse, a friendly Argentine (!!!) I run in the other direction!
I'm not usually a Pollyanna, but would feel disloyal to Argentine friends if I didn't say how fortunate we have been to have been taken into the family by multiple generous, hospitable, loving Argentine friends. The passing years just deepen our friendships with all of them, and we are grateful that they have opened up their lives to us.And if they say that we are going to be friends forever, which has happened quite a few times, run faster than you think that you possibly can run.
Do you warn them when you spot them? I have been tempted to, but I don't want to sound like a crazy Cassandra (plus, my accent would put them off even more). You do it on the Internet and you're being nice, you do it in person and you sound crazy.I see a lot of Americans here with fat wallets or phones sticking half out of their back pockets and think, boy you're asking for trouble.