Lunch sucker

Benny said that the last time he was in Mexico, he got into a lot of fun conversations with the locals simply by asking about chupacabras. “Will we see any chupacabras here?” he would ask, and the locals would laugh and laugh and tell him there was no such thing as a chupacabra, and then they would keep talking.

It sounded like a good plan for our recent trip to try the same thing, but whenever we brought up chupacabras, we were met with blank stares and silence. Was the joke no longer funny? I know I would laugh if a foreign person asked me for help finding Bigfoot. That’s a funny joke there. Or did these people not even know what a chupacabra was any more? On our trip, we never saw or heard any mention of a chupacabra. Until we passed by Picasso’s* loncheria** on the second to last day, that is.


Open Wednesdays and Saturdays. We found it on a Thursday; otherwise I would have tried the joke with them.

*Yes, I know Picasso was Spanish, not Mexican. Sheesh.
**Actually, it was a meat store, not a loncheria, but I just love the word loncheria.
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