I just read another blogger's blog about Mexico's me first attitude.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with her and that just adds one more Con to my previous list.
I have been to 3 different areas in Mexico and all are the same. They just ignore everybody else's problems since, ¨It's not them or theirs¨
First example, I was in Coahuila and a car ran into the people's house next door and everybody just went outside to stare but, nobody tried to help. I was told it is not our business so we do not go but, it was enough their business to sit there and stare.
Second example, I was in Oaxaca and a man was laying on the side of the road, he looked dead or about dead, the people just walked by him and the exception was an older lady who probably knew him. She stopped and checked on him.
Third example, Here in Guadalupe. A week ago, the lady accross the street was being beat up by her husband and she was yelling for my sister in law. You could here things being broken, slung up against the wall, and her screams for help. My sister in law wanted to go but, my mother and father in law would not let her, they said ¨it was none of our business¨. She however did go to get her friends mother in law. Throughout the whole ordeal people went over to the entrance and just looked inside but, did nothing. I wanted to call the police, I went as far as to the phone and started dialing 911 but, then remembered it doesn't work here. Nobody would give me the number. My husband wanted to go help her but, his Dad grabbed him and wouldn't let him. So, here we were totally freaking out for this lady and everybody else just standing there. All they kept saying was well she probably deserves it. That got me, I got mad and told all of them I hope you never have to go through something like that because noone deserves it and that I lived through that for 7 years and if somebody had thought that it ¨it was none of our business¨, I would be dead right now. I asked his Mom if my siter in law would deserve it if it was her and if she would want somebody to interven before her husband killed her. She then said yes and I said well this lady has a mother who would want someone to intervene. They still did nothing but, then the girl's mother in law arrive and stopped it. About an hour later the police arrived and arrested him for assault, possession of drugs, among a few other charges. However, the next morning he was out without paying anything, all it took was a phone call from the mother to the chief of police, another con of Mexico, the police ¨being bought¨