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#421711 - 11/11/11 05:47 PM rant  
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If you can afford to come here from Canada/US/England/ Italy/Germany, stay in a $200+ per night accommodation and go diving every other day, why on earth are you nickle and dimeing and bartering with the locals over $5 cab rides, water taxi fares and/or a slight additional charges to pick you up or drop you off at your pier 4 miles south of town. Gas is outrageously expensive in San Pedro! Give your head a shake!

I feel so much better now smile


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#421713 - 11/11/11 06:13 PM Re: rant [Re: Hon]  
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Wut tha hell are you yammerin about ?


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#421731 - 11/11/11 09:48 PM Re: rant [Re: Ernie B]  
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I talked to one too many people today with big fat wallets who were screaming bloody murder about $5. You want me to understand? Sorry. You're an ass.


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#421732 - 11/11/11 09:59 PM Re: rant [Re: Hon]  
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Im an ass ?????


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#421749 - 11/12/11 07:38 AM Re: rant [Re: Ernie B]  
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No! You know I love you and your fat wallet smile That was totally bad wording on my part. 'They want me to understand. They are asses'. How's that?


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#421784 - 11/12/11 08:44 AM Re: rant [Re: Hon]  
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Whew ! I dont even have a wallet frown


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#421801 - 11/12/11 10:07 AM Re: rant [Re: Hon]  
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Hon, good rant, and totally accurate. I don't believe in taking advantage of the locals any more than I believe in the locals fleecing the tourists. Also, thanks for pointing out that it isn't only the ugly Americans, there are uglies from everywhere.


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#421839 - 11/12/11 07:31 PM Re: rant [Re: Hon]  
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I've had visiting divers staying at one of the most expensive hotels here who refused to pay US$10 per tank for nitrox. They did 10 dives in the week so refused to pay US$100 - and complained the entire week about the short bottom times they were getting. There's now't so strange as folks.

#421853 - 11/13/11 08:05 AM Re: rant [Re: Hon]  
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Angel at the post office told me that a group if people from Europe (I won't mention which country) tried to negotiate the price of a postage stamp!


#421872 - 11/13/11 09:39 AM Re: rant [Re: Bobber]  
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Originally Posted by Bobber
Hon, good rant, and totally accurate. I don't believe in taking advantage of the locals any more than I believe in the locals fleecing the tourists. Also, thanks for pointing out that it isn't only the ugly Americans, there are uglies from everywhere.


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