November 11, 2009

Praying for three so-so months

I was about to lose the amethyst from my ring, so I stopped at Fire Opal shop to have Ricardo fuss with the setting. He asked me how reservations were. Good, I said. But I am cheap. I think the holiday bubble will be just that. High season hopes will remain just that.
Oh, please, just three OK months. Then we can get caught up with our rents, he said speaking for merchants.
Miquel's Moon Lite had no one when I arrived. Miguel said Hurricane Ida generated the most business he'd had in months, what with Saturday's riding the storm party and Sunday's celebration. But now, dead again!
He started to smile when I ordered coconut shrimp, a guarantee that the cook's salary will be covered. I also got guacamole and two Cuba libres.
Then Sandia came and got two Cuba libres, joining me for a bit. And Miguel was so glad to see her!
By the time she and I left, there were six other patrons in house. Not bad for a so-so night on Isla Mujeres, where we all pray tourism will pick up.


3 comments:

Jamqueen said...

Glad you were able to spend some time with Sandia & pay some salaries--our count down will begin soon--a little over 2 months to go!

Islagringo said...

People just don't realize how tight things are around here. Just ordering one meal will pay somebody's salary so that they can eat too. That is an important message you said in just one sentence. I may help spread that word.

lagovistajenn said...

Those coconut shrimp have my mouth watering. Can't wait to help pay some salaries wile I am doing there.