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#116063 - 01/24/06 03:46 PM Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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Ok, a bit tongue in cheek, but I wanted to mention something I noticed, and to see if it was just random, or there was some method behind it.

On my previous trips, I'd always been hit upon by a few people (weed, money, etc.). My last trip, in April '05 (a short two-day visit), was the worst: the first time I'd had someone just outright ask for $$$, and trouble at a couple of restaurants with people bothering us.

I was curious to how my trip last week (six days) would turn out in this one aspect, and it was great. I know the timeshare guys had a meeting about this issue, but I felt like this time, in general, there were just fewer incidents of being approached by people trying to ask something from me. Has the town made some sort of concerted effort, or was I just lucky (assume, for the sake of argument, I didn't look poorer or less friendly than on previous occasions)? I'm curious what the locals and recent other visitors think.

#116064 - 01/24/06 04:44 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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where did you stay! I think that is so strange. It reminds me of the drug story with that father-in-law who went to jail. My parents were here 8 days, clearly tourists, and out alone and never once asked for money or about drugs. I think it is the luck of the draw. Funny thing is I traveled here as a tourist in my 20's 6 times and never, ever once was offered drugs. I only once was offered drugs on the street when a friend was in town and we were in the street.

#116065 - 01/24/06 06:02 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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That's my point. Nothing happened here at all this time. Nothing much ever happens, but usually once or so.

#116066 - 01/24/06 06:16 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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gotcha, yeah. I just think it is the luck of the draw...it happens to some, and others it doesn't. Still surprised as a tourist 6 times never once to me.

#116067 - 01/24/06 08:02 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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Yes...haven't you heard? All the panhandlers, thieves and drug dealers have been deported...Sounds like Chamber of Commerce talk to me.

#116068 - 01/24/06 08:13 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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I brought my 15 year old son to San Pedro 10 years ago and he told me (many years later) that he was approached to buy drugs. At that time I had never been approached. Since then, I have been approached a time or two but not often and it wasn't a big deal when I just said "no thanks".

#116069 - 01/24/06 09:59 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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i have been approaced several times to buy, and my parents have also been approached. never bought

#116070 - 01/24/06 10:07 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  

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What is it that you don't understand about the word "NO"---Is it the "N" or the "O"---- and if you continue to follow me do you know the word POLICE???

#116071 - 01/24/06 10:17 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  
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It really upsets me when my wife gets approached to buy "herb".....but they never ask me...what's up with that? we don't smoke but it hurts my feelings...I'm a child of the 60's!

#116072 - 01/24/06 10:22 PM Re: Things sure aren't how they used to be....  

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This hit for drugs or anything, really is true of most beach destinations thru-out the world--don't pin-point AC. and criticize unless you've been there. Belize is a baby basket--!!!!!!

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