I have to say I'd take a group of drunk Dominicans any day over a group of drunk Americans or Russians. I'm always amazed when you go to a Dominican nightclub how everyone is so well behaved compared to other parts of the world. Dominicans are such terrible snobs about other Dominicans and often have this quaint idea that all foreigners are somehow more upmarket than they are.
I do get the "comelones" part, I can't believe how much food some people put away and can imagine that a group of Dominicans would probably get through a lot more food than other nationalities.
Maria Im glad you bring this up and if I may do a bit of compare and contrast , I would like to refer to my first year in this country but specifically my first semana santa which I had no idea what it even was in those naive days except spanish easter.
I was living in a little apt hotel in the unseedy side of Sosua and one Saturday mid afternoon I came home to discover swarms of Dominicans in the pool and courtyard drinking like hill billies and about 5 of them sitting on the patio of my apt .
As I proceeded to enter my place not one of them even acknowledged me nor moved out of door way but continued on as if it was thier own place. A bit stunned by the blazen lack of social graces I decided to shut up and go back out rather than fight or complain about such uneducated ignorance but this was my first impression of Dominicans and the barometer I was using to form my opinion of. them.
Thankfully , my second year on semana santa threw me for a reverse double take.
I was staying at a different hotel but just the same a rather large group of young er Dominicans showed up but they were all driving fancy cars with nice clothes , well educated and clearly a much different class altogether..
After we talked and drank for an hour , they invited me out with them to go to Caberete and although suspicious I took the chance but lo and behold , not only did they supply all the food and drinks for the road festivities they bought me drinks through out the evening and wouldnt let me leave even a tip.
No conditions , no strings attached and my opinions and preconcieved ideas about these people were shattered...
Its no different with the gringos here.
Frankly , many are a complete embarrassment and act far worst than the worst Dominicans so you are spot on and I am an equal opportunity employer when it comes to generalization and not casting one group into a certain mold.
Sorry for the wind sprints.