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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tequila and Shopping Cozumel
I have never, ever walked into a jewelry store and been asked, “Water, beer or tequila?” I suspect that the last time I had a beer at 10 in the morning, Nixon was President!
One rather persistent sales clerk, followed me down the street reducing the price of the $400.00 silver and onyx ring to $45.00 in spite of the fact, I kept telling him I don’t wear rings.
As an aside, inhibitions in the bars seem to be even less than those on shopping. Bikinis, booze and hard rock provided sufficient eye candy for a revision of the movie American Pie into Mexican Pie. Although I did not see any mature women displaying inappropriate behavior, I can’t say the same for some of the “gentlemen” in my age category. There is no fool like an old fool, unless it is a drunken old fool, trying to dirty dance with a bikini clad child the same age as his college age granddaughter. It goes to show you that tequila supersedes embarrassment.
All in all it was an entertaining shopping experience.
In fairness to the rest of Mexico, you don’t have to get too far away from the beach dominated cruise experience to see a totally different Mexico. The Mayan ruins were impressive and the fact that practically every shrub covered mound was an unexcavated ruin demonstrated the sheer magnitude of the Mayan culture.
Provided you either have the strength of will to “just say no” to all the offers of free booze or the superior unmitigated gall not to be embarrassed over your behavior if you succumb to the pervasive offers; shopping Cozumel is entertaining.