And some Gladly PAY it , and even add a 20% TIP, and then call the rest of us CHEAP .... lmao..Perhaps the point of gringo pricing is to make "here" feel more like "there". I appreciate the Dominicans who make an effort to make us feel at home. Lol!
I think it happens to all of us...... once. Then there are others who seem to be gluttons for punishment.And some Gladly PAY it , and even add a 20% TIP, and then call the rest of us CHEAP .... lmao..
But you have to hand it to Dominicans, they even do it to NYC Dominicans , ( their own). who they think are all RICH
.... I will never forget the look on the faces of the Dominicans who were chowing down on Lobsters like they were Hot dogs on Playa Rincon ,, and they did not ask for Prices before hand .. They got the Bill , expecting like $100 equivalent , and I think the bill was like $300... LOL...
I fell for it once myself .. ended up paying like 400 pesos for a Coco Loco, with NO Rum in it .. we paid our chairs and said Thank you, we wont be needing anything else from you .
Most of the things I've seen expats here complain about, Dominicans complain about also. Noise is a good example. When I came here 15 years' ago, very little was being done about colmados and other establishments playing music at ear splitting hours at all hours of the night. Now, there are frequent stories about Medio Ambiente confiscating and destroying the sound equipment from these places. Even in the barrios, many would like nothing better than to see the sound laws better enforced.
Electric and water are other examples. Dominicans are fed up with the lack of water and power and have pretested many times over this. In many respects, Dominicans want the same things we do.
I second that emotion.
The carwashes were the worst.
Are there more cases, than average, of deaf Dominicans per capita, I wonder.