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  •  Once again, my mis-keying has kept me (7+ / 0-)

    has wiped out my lengthy comment.

    I just finished a diary-length comment explaining my point of view from the other side of what it looks like -- what happens in the young men's lives -- those with "beautiful faces" when "post-coital bliss" is over and tourists leave town.  

    The cats did one of their galloping runs, knocked over a glass, I jumped up, apparently hitting something  (windows key-something?) which caused my comment to disappear.

    Well, maybe this diary isn't the place for it. Maybe it should be a diary on it's own. You know how it is, the second rewrite is never the same as when the inspiration strikes.

    Good to hear you learned something from your experience.

    Cotterperson made one of my many points:

    Many times I've been to Mexico, and the poverty away from the Americanized resort areas is dirt-floor staggering. I hope you'll consider your missing gadgets a gift, and think only kindly of that young man. Chances are, he really needs the money he'll get for them, and then you can feel good about it, too! (I ain't no saint, but I've learned a few things along the way ;)

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:43:15 PM PDT

    •  Dang! (2+ / 0-)
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      Sounds like a great comment. FWIW, I use a Firefox add-on called Lazarus, that will recover text from a form (such as a comment). FWIW, it's here:

      All the best to you and dear Mexico.

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 07:11:21 AM PDT

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    •  Post on - Friday the 13th! (2+ / 0-)
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      It wasn't a black cat was it?

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 09:22:16 AM PDT

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      •  They are a black & gray tabby, a gray & white (3+ / 0-)

        tuxedo, and a brown/gray & white part Siamese.

        You know how cats are - sleep all the time and have occasional wild forays through the house.  Usually, they are amazingly graceful as they fly up and down the stairs, around and around the living room, leaping over furniture...  

        This time, one slid on a magazine which smacked a glass of ice water (still been hot here), and I jumped up as they all flew up the stairs to look down at my clean-up.

        Were they laughing or embarrassed or something else?  You never know with cats. But for sure, they're happy as heck.

        Hey, wait mister!  This food bowl empty again. Better fill it up, or we're coming for your next glass of water.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 09:50:17 AM PDT

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