Thursday, July 25, 2013
Morning Thoughts---A matter of TIME
I just spent three days writing an article for Accesslakechapala.com. Titled, An Overview of the Lakeside Area. I was using old photos. It usually takes me three hours to write one but because I had trashed all my photos from my iphoto library, I had to get them off of an online storage that I use, Picasa. But the things weren't transferring and I had to struggle with them. At least I didn't lose all my old photos. Seeing them made me realize, once again, what a great life I have in Mexico. I will really enjoy it when I get back. Maybe these many weeks away are good. They have given me a new appreciation for my life in Ajijic. I go back there on August 27th.
The other day a woman from a BBC radio talk program called me. She wanted to interview me. The program was about people around the world. She asked if I had had a baby in a foreign country. I said no. She asked if I knew anyone who had a baby in a foreign country. I assume she meant an expat. I said no and that I live in a retirement community. She must have gotten my name from my blog but she hadn't bothered to look at my profile. If she had, she wouldn't have called me.
Many times people contact me, asking dozens of questions. Questions they could have found the answers to if they had just taken a little bit of time and read more of my blog. It is as if they don't want to do any research or thinking for themselves. They just want someone to do it for them. Time. That may be the problem. People don't think they have enough of it to do things properly. If they can use someone else's time instead of their own, all the better. This makes me irritated.
I like to help people but not if it is obvious that they don't want to help themselves. The other day someone wrote, demanding that I find her a place to stay in November. Now I am not even in Mexico at the moment. She would have known that if she had read any of my recent posts. I am NOT A REAL ESTATE AGENT. I don't make any money from this blog.
I don't have a car in Mexico or a telephone. I don't even buy the weekly newspaper. How could I possibly run around town looking for places for people? I did put those casitas on my blog and so that same woman wrote back, asking me lots of questions about them. I don't have the answers. All I know about them is what I put on the blog. I was really irritated at that point.
I know some bloggers tell people that they have to read their ENTIRE BLOG POSTS before they will answer ANY questions. I won't do that because my blog is too long. Even I wouldn't go back and read it. But, how about five or six posts? Or my profile? My time is valuable too.......