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Thread: The "A" Factor
10-26-2009, 09:31 PM #151
Taxi ran out of gas on the way to the airport last week, also got passed 30 (~8US) fake pesos today, cheap souvenir I guess. Despite what's in this thread, things actually run really smoothly down here and I've been very surprised how easy it is to get around.
10-26-2009, 10:37 PM #152
did anyone already mention having to throw your shit paper in waste basket rather than flush,
using the same plunger to clear the shower drain as you did to clear the john,
and paying a taxi driver with a larger bill than what was due then having him drive off without giving you change.
How about having the freaking highway/military patrolmen that pull you over and go through all you shit at every border change,
and then the "tax" to leave the country in Buenos Aires Inrntl Airport...
I really did actually have a goot time while I was down therelive longer to play longer - Willy Yaw
10-27-2009, 10:45 AM #153
01-19-2010, 10:04 AM #154
So we have been having issues with our internet here in Patagonia. It isn't a big deal, just a sudden blip that cuts off my skype calls.
I asked my assistant to please contact the provider, undeservingly named Speedy. First she tried to calling Speedy, but learns after many tries, they finally told her she has to call from the property of the internet, not her house, or go to their office.
She goes downtown, waits in a long line and proceeds to tell the Speedy representative what is going on. They don't believe her. They then say to have the owner call the instant the hippcup is happening. Even better, they suggest I video tape the modem lights not working, and email it to customer support.
Sounds like we might get a hombre de technical support to come out. Maybe I will pour him some mates and we will watch the modem together, until the lights stop flashing.
Last edited by enlosandes; 04-26-2010 at 02:11 PM.
02-02-2010, 03:50 PM #155
Today I went to the local grocery store to get change for a US$ 100 bill (sometimes our guests pay in Dollars). I have been doing this for a couple years at the same market, instead of going to the change house downtown.
Today, when I go to pay the clerk tells me I need to spend at least 100 pesos to get change. I say todo bien. She holds on to my C Note, tells the people in line behind me to go to the other register, and pulls out a magazine to read while I finish my shopping.
04-26-2010, 02:09 PM #156
Here's a classic A Factor
Argentina Marriage Chaos: 4 Gay Weddings, 3 Annulled, Then 1 Un-Annulled
05-06-2010, 03:01 PM #157Registered User
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I came across this paper that Matt Mckee presented at the 2008 ISSW. For all those arrogant Chileans that claim their country is without factor:
05-06-2010, 05:00 PM #158Originally Posted by basinbeater
06-30-2010, 04:07 PM #159
So we have been living in Argentina since 2005 and have been working on obtaining residency before we even left the States. I'll spare the details, but wanted to share the last couple interactions.
A few weeks ago, a guy from Migraciones comes over to our property to confirm we are renting the other units. (We use our property to apply for a investment visa. Since we create jobs and are good for the local economy, they offer this form of residency) Homie and I sat on the coach for about a half hour, drinking mates and talking about futbol. He shakes my hand and says it shouldn't be long now.
Today, we decided to go to the office and check in. The same guy that we have dealt with for 3 years says in the English equivalent "Your file is in Buenos Aires, and it won't be back any time soon". My wife and I just chuckled and gave him the thumbs up, todo bien!
07-23-2010, 10:21 AM #160
Went to Malargue yesterday afternoon to drop some clothing to be cleaned. Picked it up and noticed they didn't separate the darks from the whites. One would think that is standard, worldwide, laundry mat 101 procedure.
07-23-2010, 10:39 AM #161
07-27-2010, 01:52 PM #162
At various times this season, there has been a police stop, just pass Los Molles and about 15 minutes before Las Leñas. Sometimes it gets pretty backed up while they check everyone's documents.
Nothing sets the vibe for a day of big mountain skiing like some police interaction.
12-29-2010, 09:59 PM #163
So I bookmarked this thread prior to my trip to Argentina in early September, with the intention of reading it again once I got back. Well, I just found the bookmark again. All of the 'A' factor stories are so great and so not surprising given my experiences there. Don't have any gems of my own to post unfortunately.
This is so fucking true though:
07-08-2011, 08:03 PM #164
Well I think it's about to time to roll out this thread.
After 5+ years living full time in Argentina, I am back in the Empire and will have to watch from afar.
I stumbled across this bit of news on Las Leñas' website. Apparently the supermarket is now being run by "OK Food".
El objetivo de OK Food es que realice sus compras cómodamente, en un ámbito cordial, rodeado de personal especialmente capacitado para servirle y prestarle un excelente servicio en todo momento. La clave de nuestro éxito se debe a los esfuerzos individuales y al trabajo en equipo. A quienes somos y a nuestra pasión por lo que hacemos.- afirma Daniel Caballero socio de OK Food.
07-08-2011, 08:12 PM #165
every year las lenas makes something better and something worse. maybe this year they added another aisle of cookies.Baka wa shinanakya naoranai!
08-23-2011, 07:28 PM #166
I would murder someone for a large fugazetta from La Andina in Bariloche right now.
08-23-2011, 07:39 PM #167
Pick me up a Choripán from Tage while your at it.
08-23-2011, 09:31 PM #168
A portion of Lomo and a copa del Alberto sounds real nice right about now.
11-12-2011, 09:32 AM #169Registered User
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Haha, okay. This thread convinced me that I will ski New Zealand before Argentina.
11-12-2011, 09:43 AM #170
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