This article is from the July 2000 The Mexico File newsletter.
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Late to Work

by Bruce McGovern 

One day last year, my wife and I were sitting in our mobile home in the retirement park in McAllen, killing time until our next trip to Mexico the following week. 

We were watching LA VIDA EN UN ESPEJO, the TV Azteca novela which was very popular last year. In one scene, Gabriela, the young woman who is the novia of Santiago, a much older man, was frantic because her girlfriend had not come yet to take her to work, and she was afraid she would be late to work. 

I asked my wife, "How on earth can you be late to work in Mexico?????" 

2000 Bruce McGovern