10 May 2006
Mothers' Day in Mexico
Today is Mothers' Day in Mexico. Although it is not an official public holiday most places will either be shut or running a skeleton service. Mexicans like a good excuse not to show up to work and taking mum out to lunch is as good a reason as any.
So, every eating house will be full of these enormous clans who seem to compete with each other in their purchases of large, vulgar floral arangements. Come late afternoon and the men will start opening bottles back at their shacks to drink a toast to mumsie. By evening those same will all be pissed out of their skulls, but that's Mexico for you.
For the other 364 days of the year the women will be treated as brood mares and skivies, but on this one day they get to forget all that.