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December 08, 2004

put it in perspective

My ass is still chapped about some things people said about Rosemary. Before I crawl off to bed, let me try to clarify something for you pricks who don't seem to be able to wrap your Americanized brains around this simple idea. Life in Costa Rica is NOT LIKE the life you lead here, you buncha spoiled pussies.

I tipped the maid who cleaned my room for four days at Canciones Del Mar 5,000 colones. That's about $12 USA. Rosemary almost shit when she saw what I was doing. "Too MUCH!" she said. After a period of confabulation in three different languages, I gathered that hotel help earned about 2,000 colones per WEEK there (about $5 USA) , and I was paying that pleasant woman who took great care of me WAY too much money.

"NO!!! THIS MUCH!!" Rosemary said, and handed me a 500 colones coin. That's about one US dollar. She called me loco, but I left the tip I meant to leave anyway. I liked my housekeeper. She was very sweet to me. I hope she buys something nice with the fortune I left her-- and to her, it probably WAS a fortune.

Hell... she was older than I am. Maybe she was an ex-prostitute with no kids to support her now.

I paid Rosemary 40,000 colones for two days. She would have to work half a year cleaning rooms in a hotel to earn what she got in two days from me. Jobs aren't that plentiful in Costa Rica. What would YOU do in her situation? Whine to the government? Good fucking luck.

It's always easy to sit on a high horse and look down at others. But shame on you if you do. You haven't been where they are and you don't know diddly-shit. Who the hell are YOU to judge?

Sometimes, you just do what you have to do.

Comments

Well put. Perfect, in fact.

Posted by: Scott on December 8, 2004 11:35 PM

Spot on Acidman.

Posted by: Sgt Hook on December 8, 2004 11:53 PM

Might I get myself on the "Fuck, yeah!" bandwagon?

Posted by: D.J. M.B. on December 9, 2004 02:36 AM

Sadly, their "high horses" are no more than sway-backed shetland ponies.

Posted by: Mamamontezz on December 9, 2004 03:04 AM

Meanwhile, the asshats have rubbed themselves raw looking at Rosemary's ass.

Posted by: wes jackson on December 9, 2004 03:15 AM

Nice going, Rob. Next time you go back, you're probably going to get shot for raising the price of pussy in Costa Rica!

Posted by: Sandcrab on December 9, 2004 04:57 AM

Amen, Bro.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on December 9, 2004 08:51 AM

I guess people who live in the middle of Jerkwater Iowa, can't grasp the fact that the whole fucking world doesn't have the same fucked up value system that the US has.

Posted by: James Old Guy on December 9, 2004 09:14 AM

Fuckem if they can't take a joke, and if they can, too, for that matter.

Posted by: JSAllison on December 9, 2004 09:26 AM

Yeah!!!

Posted by: WarWagon on December 9, 2004 10:27 AM

I've spent some time in Costa Rica as well and just want to make a note that it's not a poverty stricken third-world country that thrives on the hand-outs of US tourists. Yes, there is poverty there. The people that I met in Puntarenas do not make a lot of money, but it doesn't cost them as nearly as much to live as it does here. My friend Arturo, who is a bartender, has a middle-class life with his wife and 2 daughters on $80 a week, which is healthy but not entirely unheard of. He started paying for all the rounds and we insisted he shouldn't. He became offended that we considered him poor when he felt he was doing well for himself, and he was.

It does become more expensive as the tourism and ex-pat industry drives up the cost of property and services, but I'd hate for people to think that Costa Ricans live in some kind of squalor and the US dollar is a pity party for them. I wouldn't want anyone to look down their noses at Costa Ricans in that regard, either. They are very proud, they work very hard and it is not a country full of destitution.

Posted by: Heather on December 9, 2004 10:43 AM

Rob, I have no problem with what you did. I might have done the same myself. From getting the woman for pleasure to tipping the maid. By their laws you did no wrong and no one was hurt. And the fact you gave the amount you did for the housekeeper was a good thing. Very generous. Having been overseas and seen what real poverty is like, I know that most people in America have no idea how well off we are here. Which why we have all these liberals complaining about how bad everything is. Ever notice how so many of these people who protest don't seem to miss any meals? Seems to me, if they had to really work for a living they wouldn't have time to complain about the way things really are. And be glad for what they've got.

Posted by: Ray on December 9, 2004 12:17 PM

What remarkable lengths you go to, for someone who doesn't care what other people think, to justify your actions.

Costa Rica isn't some poverty stricken hellhole. The literacy rate and standard of living is comparable (or better) than many a rural Jawja county. Sure, wages are lower. Then again, so is the cost of living. Look at it this way, the value of your entire home wouldn't build a decent garage where I live... so, maybe I should go down to cracker land and throw money at the poor acid factory workers.

You want to get laid, you want to buy pussy, beautiful. Good for you. But don't dress it up like your doing the poor folk in Costa Rica any favors. Buy local, buddy. There are certainly some good ole gal hookers who could use some of your charity right in your own backyard.

Posted by: Good Golly on December 9, 2004 12:31 PM

So let me get this straight. Acidman buys a cheap, fat-assed Costa Rican hooker, puts the pics out there on the Internet for Gawd and the whole world to see, and then he gets bent out of shape because folks on his blog describe her as a cheap, fat-assed Costa Rican hooker. He even uses the race card, and a few choice "Fuck You's". Perhaps he was expecting people to describe her as the Fifth Element or the next step to Nirvana?

Posted by: Gewehr98 on December 9, 2004 12:53 PM

I thought she was a lovely girl and I wish the Puritans would all get on a boat BACK to Great Britain.
You were very sweet to leave a tip for the maid. I wonder how many people who stay in hotels here in America do that?
Ignore all of the dick wipes that have such a narrow little view of the world.

Posted by: Saphyre Rose on December 10, 2004 12:52 AM

GEWEHR, you don't even make a decent prude. You're just an ass. You don't have a problem with his fucking her, or that he paid her, only that she had a fat ass? Fuck you.

Posted by: Mamamontezz on December 10, 2004 01:37 AM

Careful, Mama M -- he might take that as an offer, and get so excited that the straps on his straitjacket start to choke him.

Posted by: McGehee on December 10, 2004 09:47 AM

I love that you posted Rosemary's ass because...I'm forever thinking mine is too big and my husband always says he likes a "big ass"...now that I see you and other men like it I think my husband has been telling me the truth and tonight I just might show off my naked ass for him with no shame in my game.

Posted by: sandy on December 10, 2004 09:55 AM
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