When I first arrived in Tijuana, I got pulled over by a motorcycle policeman after I accidentally made an illegal turn.
He was a bit like a caricature of a Mexican policía … the obligatory moustache and overweight, in a too-tight shirt that stretched open between the buttons.
He wasn’t menacing.
In fact, we had a friendly chat and pretty soon we were on a first-name basis.
“Marcus, como vamos a arreglarlo?”
“Marcus, how are we going to fix it?”
I replied, “No sé.”
I don’t know.
The conversation repeated … several times.
En aquel entonces yo era muy inocente.
Back then I used to be very naïve.
When he realized I was clueless, he
got straight to the point.
“Dame 100 pesos y ya.”
“Give me 100 pesos and that’s it.”
I said, “No tengo cien pesos solo tengo veinte pesos.”
I don’t have 100 pesos; I’ve only got 20 pesos.
He didn’t believe me.
I showed him my wallet.
Está bien. Dame eso.
It’s OK. Give me that.
I like to tell my Aussie and American friends about the day I bribed a Tijuana cop. It sounds daring. Now you know the real story.
At least I got a discount.
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