The Pad Thai Doctrine
I’ve lived in Mexico for five years, despite the fact that there’s no reason on Earth that I have to. I present this fact somewhat defensively because, as readers of my blog and this column may discern, I spend a great portion of my waking hours complaining about Mexico and Mexicans. This is often taking as hostility or disdain, but nothing could be farther from the truth. “Why don’t you go back to America?” is a frequent comment I get, usually offered as a suggestion rather than a question. Because I choose not to, dear commenter. I could move to the US with considerably greater ease than you could, but I don’t, because I love your country. If our situations were reversed, could you say the same? Really? You’re so sure?