Making a living….


Mexican people are incredibly resourceful but some of the things they do puzzle me. It is a case simply of a completely different way of thinking and there are times when I feel there are things I will never understand.

On Sundays and holidays, men in wheelchairs and on crutches are positioned right in the middle of the road selling candies and nuts. The money they raise through their sales gives them a small income.

I have never seen this in any other country I have visited and would wager that in Canada it would be frowned on These men sit in the sun for a whole day in their wheelchairs in the middle of traffic. I often say to Humberto that if they didn’t need a wheelchair before doing their unusual sales duty they might need one after.

I can’t see this unusual approach in encouraging the disabled to earn a living working n many countries. In Mexico it seems to work though and I guarantee that next Sunday the wheelchairs with their occupants will be out there on the road working again in the unforgiving heat.

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About Charlotte Ortega

I am a family physician and writer.I am an active member of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and I am coordinating this years International Writers Conference to be held in March in association with Los Mangos Library.Winters are spent in Mexico to escape the cold and the summers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am British born but have not lived in the U.K. since 1997. My blog is intended to inform would be travellers and those who view Mexico as a preferred retirement destination on every aspect of living in Mexico, the good and the other...My husband Humberto is Mexican and is a font of knowlege on the diverse cultural and social nuances which exist in this vibrant and colourful country.
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