I just read a strange Belize Mexico story this am from Ch 7 news, according to Por Esto newspaper out of Quintana Roo, a couple from Belize were caught in Mexico stealing from a Walmart. The pair were busted by a security camera trying to leave the store without paying for a pair of headphones and a watch. The items totaled $598 pesos which is almost $95 Belize dollars. The pair were given a choice, either pay three times the value or go face a Mexican judge. Of course they opted to pay the triple value be set free. I don’t know about you but I have never heard of charging a shoplifter more money and letting them go, that definitely qualifies as a bizarre news story in my book.
As I was on my first walk today I took a picture so you could see the stylish fence that Xanadu Resort is putting up to replace the old chain link one. I also snapped a pic of the guy cleaning the aquarium at Tropic Air. It was super hot so I stopped by there to cool down a minute and chat with Quicksilver Dianne while she was doing cell phone rental deliveries and pick ups. She said “Tropic Arrivals have been way up the past two weekends” That does not surprise me, it was super busy the whole time we were there.
Now onto my big excitement, the first of my series of signs has been painted by Smurf. Been waiting months to see him again and get his new number but my timing was never right. Yesterday while Dennis and I were doing our errands I finally ran into him, we were heading to Super Buy on backstreet and I noticed he was across the road working on a new sign for Honkongsita. I stopped right away and was able to book him for today to get the first one done. I love that many businesses still opt to get hand painted signs here, it is an artistic skill that is long gone in many places.