One of the things I like about Mexico is that they are not a litigious society. While it’s true that you can launch a lawsuit for anything that you like down here, the process is long and costly and the research I’ve done says that even if you win, you will likely not collect…and that any amount awarded will not include “punitive” damages or anything like that. And, you have to pay your own costs whether you win or lose. Negotiation for compensation without lawyers or courts is the preferred option here. I’m not a lawyer, and some of these statements may not be totally true, this is just what I have gathered from various sites on the internet. My point is that the thought of suing someone is not nearly as prevelant here as it is north of the border.
And so it is with the sidewalk. If you trip and fall, you’re on your own. You should have been watching where you’re walking, right?
Ruth was hit by a baseball at a Blue Jays game several years ago. We couldn’t believe the number of people who said “are you going to sue them?”. Nope. How was it anybody’s fault that she got hit by a baseball? She should have been watching the ball!
I’ve never liked lawyers or insurance companies. I prefer to think that one has a certain responsibility for ones own actions and that if something does happen to you it’s not somebody else’s fault…it just happened and you deal with it.
Anyhow, enough about that. We had another great day doing nothing. We're pretty happy here overlooking the golf course with a beach five minutes away. Don't people pay big dollars for that kind of location?! And the weather is perfect. We'll probably stay where we are until we need fresh water or we need to dump...so that should be a few more days yet!
Our spot beside the Quinta Real Resort
And the food here is great!