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Friday, March 17, 2017

"Ugly Gringos" in Ecuador. Quito March 2017.

Once in a while gringos write articles about "ugly" gringos in Ecuador, shaming Norteamericanos for their bad behavior. 
Quotes from countless articles about ugly gringos in Ecuador:
"Ugly Gringo Stay Away"
"Don’t come here and screw up my little corner of the world"
"unfavorable impact of the Ugly Gringo" 
Ugly gringos have thousand sins (again, quotes from articles and posts written by others gringos in Ecuador): 
complaining loudly,
generally upsetting the staff with an overbearing attitude,
speaking loudly enough for everyone to hear about how this and that was wrong with Ecuador, 
they don't attempt to learn the language and stick to their own kind,
they live in those $200-300 grand mansions, in gated communities, right in front of cardboard hovels, 
they brag about their $10,000 couches that they paid thousands and more to send down here,
they can't leave a nickel tip in the cheap restaurants----any restaurant,
they are giving money to children and its socially inappropriate
they are being "generous to these poor people" intentionally overpaying! Because they could!!
they have driven prices up, overpaying for many items, especially for real estate.
they constantly compare prices to where they came from without regard to local economy.
they steal businesses from the locals,
they are willing to come here and exploit the system meant for Ecuadorians
they are benefiting from cost savings and that is not fair to the citizens of chosen destination.
they are overwhelming medical facilities and take advantage of the socialized medical system.
they line up at SRI (the tax office) to get their I.V.A. (12% national Value Added Tax) refunded and they do not deserve it. 
they are "heartless gringos"
they have a ...llion times more than the locals will ever have when it comes to money
and so on.  

What poor "ugly gringos" to do when they don't feel at home or cannot afford to live in their home countries where millions of legal and illegal immigrants use the system in a way gringos can't even dream of in Ecuador?  Where to go and how to behave? How to determine what is "Good" or "Bad" in modern world? Just few hundreds years ago they would conquer and slaughter, now they are legally immigrating and the world are shrinking for "gringos".

At least "ugly gringos" in Ecuador not saying that "it is our country, not theirs And We Are Not Going to Leave" like Univision senior anchor J R declared. 
"Ugly gringos" don't behead people and don't even threat to behead, not even their Spanish language teachers, imagine that!   
"Ugly gringos" don't plow trucks into crowd   
so far there are no reports about Ecuadorian women being raped by "ugly gringos" sex mobs, more likely that the single "ugly gringo" would get married and support Ec woman and her family. 
They (shamed "ugly gringos") don't attack malls, airports, trains and other public transportation hubs in Ecuador.
"Ugly gringos" in Ecuador don't demand havens for their illegal activities, because 99.99% of them have legal status and are law abiding citizens, even 99.99% of their so called "sins" are legal from law's point of view. Compare to this.
They don't slaughter anymore

Give an "ugly gringo" a break. They are not so bad after all: no beheading, no raping, no terror attacks in their host country - they are almost an angels! As one "ugly gringo" said: "Everything is in perspective".

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