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Traffic
April 29th, 2009 by David

David is a brave soul though, after driving in Guadalajara I sincerely question his sanity.  The word chaotic does not even begin to describe the pandemonium that ensues as you venture into the unknown traffic patterns of the city and surrounding environs.  The person in front has the right of way (at least the person who is driving the vehicle has the right of way – pedestrians are another matter all together).  One of my co-workers who spent several summers in Guadalajara made a comment, in passing, “the city is beautiful and you will fall in love with it – just don’t try to cross the street”.  Not only did we not heed her warning, we crossed the street walking – with only one fall on record which we will not address in this narrative and we ventured out driving.  At one point, as David was driving through one of the residential areas and he was actually – believe it or not – beginning to get the hang of driving without boundaries – he dead panned the following comment as we pulled up behind someone who didn’t seem to know where they were going (a familiar happening) “I’m feeling compelled to honk” (honking is something you hear often – not that it does any good).  As I looked at him, he has this wonderful smile on his face and I realized, to my astonishment, he was enjoying this adventure!  Got to love the man!!

 

Les


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