Sunday, April 04, 2010
We were in the Parroquia church on Holy Wednesday in the late afternoon. There were some men in the church doing little chores preparing the church for the Easter events. One man brought a tall ladder and leaned it on the pillar in the right foreground. He looked up and decided that it wasn't going to be tall enough. So he pulled a.....I'm not sure about the terminology but a seat with a place to kneel in prayer over, then he put the bottom of the ladder into the seat and leaned it against the pillar. Ahh....now we understood what he needed to do. He was going to change out some light bulbs in the chandelier. Who needs a motorized lift and a safety belt to do a job? Not this man. He has Mexican ingenuity.
Seriously, I'm amazed at how Mexicans figure out ways to get things done with what they have available and they do it without getting hurt. I think anyone who has watched a house renovated or being built here in San Miguel can tell you a story or two about how the men work together to do things that just leave us gringos with our hearts in our throat.