Mexico "Way"

My stupid blurbs about anything and everything.....in addition to the ups and downs of living in Cancun, Mexico.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It's A Conspiracy!

No hummus or kitty litter for you! Sorry! Come back in a year or so!

If you live in Cancun you know that your trip to the Walmarts or the Sams or the Costcos is bound to leave you pissed off because once again, there are no black beans (yes it happens, even in MEXICO), there are no whole wheat tortillas, and yeah there aren't any puppy pads either (because those are only in stock about once a year anyways)!

It is a well known fact among my expat friends that when you find something you like, you hoard it, buy 50 cases of it and run out of the store like a champion! You feel glorious like you've achieved the impossible until of course, you run out and try to go back to refill your 2 year supply. You know upon your return to the store that there will be no reminants of your previous purchase. Not even a price tag. It's almost as if it NEVER EXISTED!!!!! And sometimes.............. YOU NEVER SEE THAT PRODUCT EVER AGAIN! It's almost as if the super market aliens came and played a dirty trick on you. Like they dangled sugarless koolaid in front of your tastebuds for several months before they took it right back and laughed at your anguish.

Why is it stores here can never keep their shelves stocked consistently? Why? Why oh WHY WHY WHY. Why do you tease me and play with my time and energy? Why. If you don't want to supply me with Ketchup chips or Raspberry Ice Crystal Light...... I'll understand. I'll get friends and family to smuggle it in like it means as much to me as cocaine means to a drug addict. But don't tease me please!

So of course I go to Sams to get kitty litter. I only really go there for the kitty litter because you can buy a big bucket and it's for the best price in Cancun. Sometimes I buy 2 buckets at a time because I know what will happen! It will disappear! Yeah. JUST LIKE TODAY. The aliens stole the fricken kitty litter! I'm sure they are having lots of fun pissing in it and watching it clump up. So back to the Walmarts I go to purchase expensive litter that I don't want. Hey, you're cats have got to shit somewhere and you gotta do what you gotta do.

Of course this brings me back to hummus. No correlation with kitty litter except for the fact that there's no hummus in Cancun PERIOD. IT'S A CONSPIRACY. There is none at the Walmarts. And there is none at the Costco's. I went there the other day specifically for my organic hummus and shaBLAM! NONE. Not even the non-organic hummus. You know, if I wanted to make hummus I would. But I don't. I don't have a food processer and frankly, the Costco's sells hummus that I like. YEAH. Not no more. TEASE TEASE TEASE. Oh and thanks for wasting my time and energy again. I totally was all excited and then wow. What a let down.
So there you go. I shouldn't be telling you any of this especially if you live in Cancun because you know you're totally going to go buy all the hummus and kitty litter in town now that I've told you how impossible it is to get them.

Either THAT or you're going to send an email to the supermarket aliens and have them take away Coca Zero or something.

Figures.

10 Comments:

  • At 9:28 AM, January 16, 2008, Blogger Fned said…

    I had NEVER tasted hummus till I came to Paris... didn't even know what it was or that it even existed! The fact that you can now FIND it at Cosco or Walmart is totally mind blowing to me.

    Sorry, had to write that in although I know that the purpose of your post is to protest precisely the opposite: that you CAN'T get it...

    Like you say, it's like they're teasing you on purpose: first they give you a taste, then the bastards take it away. If I'd tasted hummus when I still lived there I would probably be as desperate as you.

    Does anyone know if FedEx-ing hummus is ilegal?..... LOL

    Fned.

     
  • At 3:43 PM, January 16, 2008, Anonymous Heather said…

    I live with an almost daily fear that Coke Zero will be discontinued.

     
  • At 9:43 PM, January 16, 2008, Blogger CancunCanuck said…

    Hummus alert, hummus alert, Walmart had hummus today.

    Great post, I concur heartily with everything you done said.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, January 17, 2008, Blogger Mexico Way said…

    It's totally like them to get it in a day after I was just there for the SECOND time in 2 days.

    I will admit I do prefer the fresher hummus at the Costcos so I suppose I will make another trip there this weekend to be disappointed once again.

    I'm a glutton for punishment. And hummus for that matter!

     
  • At 7:09 PM, January 18, 2008, Blogger mexpat said…

    I just like the artwork you did as illustration! :)

     
  • At 12:22 AM, January 22, 2008, Blogger 'Eddie Willers' said…

    Sheesh!

    Try shopping at HEB - everytime the Texans need to unload some old crap then we get it here in Tampico.

    I laughed when I found out that it means 'HE Butt' (cue Beavis & Butthead giggling)

     
  • At 1:50 AM, January 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I totally hear you on the Sam's Club kitty litter issue. We made the trek to Sam's in Mazatlan yesterday and found those same aliens had beamed our kitty litter up too! What's up with that? So off we went to Walmart and picked up the expensive and not-as-acceptable stuff. My Mexican hubby chewed out the staff in the pet department in Sam's about the shoulder shrugging, maybe next week, thing. Ridiculous, said he to she! He also asked her why the dog food had gone up so much in price since last visit. After all, Gringa wifey insists on feeding street dogs and it's breakin' the budget!

     
  • At 9:23 AM, January 22, 2008, Blogger Mexico Way said…

    Hey Eddie & Anon,

    Welcome to my blog! I hope I don't offend thee with my crude way of saying things with sprinkles of swear words thrown in.

    Sounds like expats all over Mexico go through the same problems!

    Good for you Anon for feeding the street pups!

     
  • At 12:28 AM, January 24, 2008, Blogger wally said…

    i have just come across your blog to-day,and as a long time brewery worker i am really enjoying the profanity keep up the good work.as far as the aleins go i never thoght about them having to take a piss,must be a bitch to wiggle out of those stupid one piece suits. plus the kitty liter would be usless in zero gravity environments.

     
  • At 10:00 AM, January 24, 2008, Blogger Mexico Way said…

    Well welcome to my blog wally! Thanks for reading and I'm glad my profanity makes you giggle!

     

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