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    Default Et tu ex-pat?

    Yesterday, at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, the line to pay for parking was a total mess (as always).

    A caucasian couple in a white Chevrolet Flex-fuel Suburban was trying to get in line, and as is always the case, everyone was doing everything to keep that from happening. Because I was in my "I'm going to be nice even if it kills me" mood, I stopped and motioned them into line. They didn't even give that little "thank you" wave.

    Two minutes later, when another car tried to do the same thing, the guy in the suburban wouldn't budge an inch. I let the other car in line (because I WAS going to be nice, damn it, even if it freaking killed me), and every Dominican in the car gave me a smile and a "thank you" wave.

    Now I understand why some Dominicans sometimes don't always have high opinions of us ex-pats.

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    Default "Wow!",You Are Really "GOOD"!

    You can tell a persons Nationality,just by looking at them!
    How do you know that the people who "Smiled and Waved" were Dominicans?
    How do you know that the "Caucasians" were "Foreigners?
    "COLOR" does NOT indicate a person's nationality,EXCEPT to "THOSE" who choose to "STEREOTYPE" others because of their "RACE"!
    You need to stop jumping to conclusions,based on a persons "Color"!
    You can get a job with the DR Government "Spotting Haitians"!
    I would say that 99% more Dominicans "Cut In Line",or "Won't Let Anyone IN" than "Ex-Pats"!
    How many "Foreigners" block traffic to have a conversation with a car in the other lane,as if they were in their living room? Same for the supermarket!
    If you want to compare"Manners" of Dominicans to Foreigners,you are in for a loosing battle!
    Keep "Being Nice"! I will keep BLASTING my "HORN".I learned THAT from Dominicans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    You can tell a persons Nationality,just by looking at them!
    How do you know that the people who "Smiled and Waved" were Dominicans?
    How do you know that the "Caucasians" were "Foreigners?
    "COLOR" does NOT indicate a person's nationality,EXCEPT to "THOSE" who choose to "STEREOTYPE" others because of their "RACE"!
    You need to stop jumping to conclusions,based on a persons "Color"!
    You can get a job with the DR Government "Spotting Haitians"!
    I would say that 99% more Dominicans "Cut In Line",or "Won't Let Anyone IN" than "Ex-Pats"!
    How many "Foreigners" block traffic to have a conversation with a car in the other lane,as if they were in their living room? Same for the supermarket!
    If you want to compare"Manners" of Dominicans to Foreigners,you are in for a loosing battle!
    Keep "Being Nice"! I will keep BLASTING my "HORN".I learned THAT from Dominicans!

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    The Dominican's manners which you describe sounds like BENNYs visiting the Jersey shore.

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    Oh yeah, now I remember why I always tell myself to stop posting on DR1. Thanks for reminding me.

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    Default "OOOOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,Mister Bill!"


    If you want to post "Stupid Observations" you get what you deserve!


    WE", will sorely miss your intellect!........."N-O-T"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    I think there is a "CLAN" meeting tonight,C U There?

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    There are certainly many poor drivers here in the DR, especially in the evening but that being said I generally don't have a problem with the locals letting me into traffic. I do live in the most gentile part of the country, Santiago, but somehow haven't had issues in other places that others have.

    While Dominicans have their quirks I would say they generally are more forgiving for driving gaffes as opposed to the States in many big cities anymore. I'm sure CC will come back and say how great he drivers are out in the sticks somewhere 20 years ago as if it were relevant.

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    IDIOTS

    The two of you are equally judgemental......

    One is not so pure and the other is blowing out his colon..

    Surely, you have other things to mention here..... of substance???

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    Default Benny

    Quote Originally Posted by belmont View Post
    The Dominican's manners which you describe sounds like BENNYs visiting the Jersey shore.
    Yes but do you know what BENNY stands for....lol

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    I enjoyed the posts, I know CCCCCC from way back so I always have a salt shaker on hand when i read his posts. Puryear is a good poster and that report of his is quite typical, and of course it will elicit some quirky remarks...you never know...

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    Thumbs down Chip,If NOTHING Else,You As Predictable as "Big Ben"!

    Now every Dominican you have ever known,or seen, is a courteous driver.
    I'm from BOSTON,so I know "from" bad drivers!

    cc...........(I'm Being "Humble"!!!!!)

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