Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Costa Rica STUPID!

I can’t believe I’m going to tell you this- I’ve done a lot of stupid things in my life, whatever, we all have. But, anytime you feel you may have sunken to a new stupidity low- think of me, you’ll feel like an Albert fuckin Einstein in no time.

One of my favorite quotes is, “Stupidity should be painful.” Well, if that were true, I would have been on a 2 ½ year morphine drip to ease the pain. And to think I used to make fun of Forrest Gump, compared to me, he's the smarter cousin.

Most gringos in Costa Rica will tell you a funny story of how they ‘botched’ the language, saying one thing when they meant another- mine is more a ‘visual’ Spanish problem.

I know I’m going to regret this. But here goes.

A washer and dryer are ‘gold’ in Costa Rica- especially a ‘full size’ dryer. Most Tico’s put their wash on the line, which takes about ‘forever’ to dry due to the humidity, constant rain, moist conditions etc, but since we live in a small apartment, we really have nowhere to hang clothes unless of course we want to go totally ‘trailer Park’ and hang stuff out the window. Not sayin we haven’t actually done that before, just sayin. It’s with pride that I say our ‘stackable’ full size washer and dryer are worth more than your 2000 inches of flat-screen TV any day of the week in Costa Rica.

Our grocery store in La Fortuna is relatively small and doesn’t really offer many choices, so you either buy the ‘white’ or the ‘wheat’ if you know what I mean.

You know what? Forget it- I’m not even going to try to explain. Besides, it doesn’t matter the whys, or the whats, or the fact my Spanish was pretty low-brow at the time, it’s irrelevant. The fact is, we had been washing our clothes EXCLUSIVELY in fabric softener for almost 3 years. Yeah, I said it- 3 years. I told you- bet you’re feeling pretty good about yourself right now.

Once or twice maybe- but 3 years?

Have you ever seen ‘whites’ washed in softener? Dingy doesn’t even begin to describe it. We thought it was because we don’t use ‘hot’ water with whites- well we can’t (most places outside of San José don’t have hot water hook-ups).

It gets even more embarrassingly stupid:

We didn’t discover this ‘stupidity’ ourselves. It went something like this- “Hey mike, don’t you normally put in the softener during the rinse cycle?”


I guess smelling like a fuckin rose petal for 3 years somehow made up for a closet full of DINGY.

I'm already beginning to regret this.

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