Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Raging about OXXO & McDonald's
There is a very small minority of ex-pats in San Miguel who get hopping mad any time they feel that the Colonial character of "their" town is being assailed. They blither and blather on the SMA Civil List.....for days!
Most recently the rumor was passed by an employee of McDonald's, according to the poster, that McDonald's was opening on Canal Street which is close to the centro jardin. As the posts continued, it appeared from their ranting and raving that it would be in the middle of the jardin, for goodness sakes. Nothing came of it. It was a rumor.
Not content to hassle McDonald's, the unhappy folks threw in the fact that Starbuck's was on a prominent corner next to the jardin and OXXO (like a 7-Eleven) was also, heavens forbid somewhere down there "somewhere".
I saw the OXXO the other day and took this photo. It is two blocks from the jardin. The signage is so nondescript that it is no wonder that no one could specifically say where it was located. The signage on Starbuck's is in the same manner.
Were McDonald's to come into the centro, I presume their signage would be the same as this is now the new approved signage, as of two years ago.
Oh woe is me - would that this was the biggest problem in the world!
By the way, Starbuck's is always busy with Mexican Nationals. As is McDonald's out at the mall. So, bottom line, how the heck can "guests in Mexico" complain? Who knows - but they do!