|I have the classic story about Mexicans not wanting to give bad news. We have a dog, and because of him we chose to drive down rather than fly. Now Mr. Dog isn't very big, but he isn't a lapdog either (much to his dismay), he is about the size of a Brittanny Spaniel and weighs approxiamately 40 pounds. (18 kilos mas or menos, to you metric fans). Anyway, it's not like I can tuck him into my purse and sneak him in somewhere.|
So we had been driving and it was getting dark, we were getting tired (except Mr. Dog because he had been napping) we decided to get a hotel room. So we went into this hotel lobby with our dog on his leash (I can't even remember the name of the town or the hotel), I asked if they had a room available and were dogs allowed? pointing to Mr. Dog who did his best to appear charming and well mannered.
"Si, señora, no hay problema con su perro, pero no tenemos cuarto con aire condicionado." We didn't have a problem with that, it was afterall November not July, besides we aren't big fans of air conditioning. We said that we'd take the room.
There was one more thing they needed to tell us.They would gladly rent us a room but they didn't have any double beds left. I looked at my tired husband, we conferred and decided that it was just one night , so we said okay.
The clerk looked embarrassed, he turned and whispered with his associate, then he suggested "Maybe you should see the room first". So away we went, up narrow stairs, to a tiny garret room overlooking the parking lot with 2 narrow beds. We looked at each other, sighed, and said, "Okay, we'll take the room". You should have seen the amazement on the desk clerk's face, he didn't know what to say, finally, he decided he had no other recourse than to tell us the truth, it was against company policy to accept dogs.
We did find a hotel that accepted dogs, it was a huge room with room service and only 300 pesos. But, rather than tell us "no",and possibly upset us, the clerk kept trying to make it so we would not want to rent a room there.
Mexico it's like a whole 'nother country