Drama, Drama, Drama

1 May

Adventures can be unexpected and come in all shapes and sizes. But must they include drama? This week I was taking Princesa Luna to the veterinarian in Bacalar. She has a rash and scratches persistently. Luna loves Dr. Joel. He gets eye to eye with her on the exam table and she just wants to lick his face off.


In the middle of the exam, his assistant came in to tell me that the tire on my Ford 150 was going flat. Oh no! I left Luna on the table and ran out to the truck in a panic, to hear a telling hisssssss.


My name-sake. Tire Mechanic and Car Wash Alex

I knew if I didn’t get to the llantera (tire shop) fast, I’d be tasked with changing a truck tire. I have changed many tires over the years. I can do it, I’d just rather not. Returning to the vet’s office, I was in a tailspin. He looked me softly in the eye and said, “tranquilo” (be calm), that he would keep Luna and I should go take care of the tire.


I flew for the nearest tire shop several blocks away and was glad to see an empty bay. Eric greeted me and set out to expertly change my tire.


The Waiting Room

I believe it didn’t take ten minutes to produce the nail that was the culprit, patch the tire and put it back on the truck. The cost? About $3.50 US and about five years off my life.


Service With A Smile

Going into fear and drama over some perceived problem is a bad habit of mine. I would have been inconvenienced by a flat tire but it wouldn’t have been the end of the world. And certainly not worth giving up my peace and happiness. Life in Mexico is much less stressful than in the US. But as the old saying goes, “wherever you go, there you are.” So what drama have you participated in lately? Remember, “tranquilo“.



12 Responses to “Drama, Drama, Drama”

  1. theitinerary1 May 1, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    Great post 🙂


  2. April and Matt May 1, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    Yes Mexico is constants stress with wondering where to go and if we could call someone? But as time goes on we find the right people to call in broken Spanglish what’s app and to slow things down so slow it is like you are not moving…adios life is good!


  3. Jack Scott May 1, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    You could say Eric nailed it! We all need a little drama in our lives 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 1, 2016 at 8:52 am #

      He did indeed! Thanks for the humor. Love your blog.


  4. emilievardaman May 1, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    I hate changing tires and avoid it whenever possible. Glad the vet reminded you that tranquillo is the best operating system and that you made it to the llantera.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 1, 2016 at 10:10 am #

      I know, right! Life has enough drama without adding to it. Thanks for stopping by.u


  5. Karen Hodgens May 1, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    Tranquilo! My new mantra when I lose my head.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

      I totally agree. I love when I see it and stop it. Breathe relax.


  6. Ms Tisdale May 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    Love Mexican llanteras! The guys at the one in Xcalak quickly, expertly and cheaply fixed two of our tires.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

      They’re great. So efficient and cheap.


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