Something to do on a hot Saturday night

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 09:55 (61 days ago)

¡Saludos, Amigas y Amigos! In keeping with the theme of "What-to-do-when-in-Zihuatanejo," allow me to offer a suggestion. Just last Saturday night, at the Mercadito Zanka, there was an awesome salsa/cumbia band. Some of the locals were motivated to get up and dance. In the recent past, a few participants here expressed concerns about Covid at this market. It is open air and last Saturday, there were plenty of tables with opportunities for social distancing. There are numerous food choices. The only downside seemed to be that smoking is tolerated inside the food court. Yucch.

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Something to do on a hot Saturday night

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 17:37 (61 days ago) @ Padrino

¡Saludos, Amigas y Amigos! In keeping with the theme of "What-to-do-when-in-Zihuatanejo," allow me to offer a suggestion. Just last Saturday night, at the Mercadito Zanka, there was an awesome salsa/cumbia band. Some of the locals were motivated to get up and dance. In the recent past, a few participants here expressed concerns about Covid at this market. It is open air and last Saturday, there were plenty of tables with opportunities for social distancing. There are numerous food choices. The only downside seemed to be that smoking is tolerated inside the food court. Yucch.

Funny you mentioned the smoking bit. I was going to comment about that in your vegan comment. But I thought better not to trash an establishment that I used to like. I used to really like going there until one night the cig smoke drove me away. And what'a worse is that they sell cigs right at the entrance. Someone seems to think it's cool. I know the proprietors used to smoke ...don't know if they still do.

Oh, and by the way, I got drugged there about 2 months ago. Can't say Mercadito Zanka had anything to do with it.
But they could have acted more 'compassionately' in my attempt to reconstruct the Incident.

CHEERS

Something to do on a hot Saturday night

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 23:08 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

Funny you mentioned the smoking bit. I was going to comment about that in your vegan comment. But I thought better not to trash an establishment that I used to like. I used to really like going there until one night the cig smoke drove me away. And what'a worse is that they sell cigs right at the entrance. Someone seems to think it's cool. I know the proprietors used to smoke ...don't know if they still do.

Oh, and by the way, I got drugged there about 2 months ago. Can't say Mercadito Zanka had anything to do with it.
But they could have acted more 'compassionately' in my attempt to reconstruct the Incident.

So sorry to hear about the drugging. Serious bummer. Was something put into your drink? Were you robbed?

Yes, I was surprised that smoking was tolerated because it seems to be banned in all the hotels and restaurants, even the outdoor restaurants. Can any of the ex-pats comment? Is it because they serve alcohol? I just moved to another table as there were plenty to choose from.

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Something to do on a hot Saturday night

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 23:58 (61 days ago) @ Padrino

Funny you mentioned the smoking bit. I was going to comment about that in your vegan comment. But I thought better not to trash an establishment that I used to like. I used to really like going there until one night the cig smoke drove me away. And what'a worse is that they sell cigs right at the entrance. Someone seems to think it's cool. I know the proprietors used to smoke ...don't know if they still do.

Oh, and by the way, I got drugged there about 2 months ago. Can't say Mercadito Zanka had anything to do with it.
But they could have acted more 'compassionately' in my attempt to reconstruct the Incident.


So sorry to hear about the drugging. Serious bummer. Was something put into your drink? Were you robbed?

Yes, I was surprised that smoking was tolerated because it seems to be banned in all the hotels and restaurants, even the outdoor restaurants. Can any of the ex-pats comment? Is it because they serve alcohol? I just moved to another table as there were plenty to choose from.

From my attempt to research and recreate the situation, 'Rohypnol', one of the 'date rape' drugs, known colloquially as 'roofies' was the substance snuck into my beer. And my assumption was that they (two women) wanted to rob me, but unbelievably got nothing.The last time or two I was at MZ the cig smoke was lighter. But there was a period I just couldn't tolerate it anywhere in the entire food court.

Something to do on a hot Saturday night

by Yandosan, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:04 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

"From my attempt to research and recreate the situation, 'Rohypnol', one of the 'date rape' drugs, known colloquially as 'roofies' was the substance snuck into my beer."

How do you know this?

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:11 (61 days ago) @ Yandosan

From my attempt to research and recreate the situation, 'Rohypnol', one of the 'date rape' drugs, known colloquially as 'roofies' was the substance snuck into my beer.

How do you know this?

Because I was 'unconscious' for 12 hours.
And still somewhat 'shaky' for 2-3 days afterwards.
The symptoms fit for someone under the influence of Rohypnol.

Do I need to read anything into your question?
Or is it simply asking for why I came to this analysis, theory and 'almost' conclusion based on a careful examination of my experience with feedback from several sources who saw or helped me in the aftermath.
There is also 20-30 minutes of videotape captured by a security surveillance system during a portion of the 'Incident' where I am able to observe my 'behavior'

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by Yandosan, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:24 (61 days ago) @ mosesk
edited by Yandosan, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:30

I was just wondered how you might know.
Unconscious is usually used to suggest
sleep or coma but it sounds like
you might have been blacking out. Rohypnol
in many countries is now designed to turn your drink blue.
Scopolamine is also used a lot especially in Colombia and
of course Qaaludes and other substances
have been used. GHB is another.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:34 (61 days ago) @ Yandosan

I was just wondered how you might know.
Unconscious is usually used to suggest
sleep or coma but it sounds like
you might have been blacking out.
Scopolamine is also used a lot especially in Colombia and
of course Qaaludes and other substances
have been used.

And so are ketamine, GHB, modern designer drugs similar to GHB, analogues of GHB, kambo, ecstasy ('X', 'Molly') and any other number of substances.
There is even a substance that can be rubbed on your chest or nipples.
I hear the Russians are pretty good at that.
I wasn't 'asleep' as we usually think of it, since I was able to be propped upright and given 'suggestions' like punching in a key code, which I was unable to do.
And 'coma'?- not really, since I can almost 'conjure' a or some very distant not quite 'memories'.
'Unconscious' may not have been the best or most accurate word used to describe my state.
But it is the best I can come up with.

I believe I am fully recovered- after all it is 2 months past.
And the old saying...'what doesn't kill you...makes you stronger...' might apply.
Although my investigations to figure out what happened seemed to rub some people the wrong way and I got concerned about the 'Law of Unintended Consequences'.
When this thing is fully behind me I may do a bigger expose

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by Yandosan, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:43 (61 days ago) @ mosesk

Malcolm Madsen was drugged at Andale's in Puerto Vallarta
And the whole thing was caught on film. That femme fatale got caught red handed. Lucky you made it through okay.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 00:48 (61 days ago) @ Yandosan

Malcolm Madsen was drugged at Andale's in Puerto Vallarta
And the whole thing was caught on film. That femme fatale got caught red handed. Lucky you made it through okay.

Thanks...there were a few almost unbelievable features.
Such as they took my phone on Saturday night and then returned it Sunday morning (also caught on tape).
I did file a report with Tourist Police.
But was advised to avoid the Municipal Police.

By the way sorry to the O(riginal)P(oster) who probably had no idea that this was something to do on a hot Saturday night- yes it was a Saturday night...April 16

Something NOT to do on a hot Saturday night ...

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 10:03 (60 days ago) @ Padrino

Something NOT to do on a hot Saturday night ...

Take your eyes off your drink when being wooed by two beautiful Mexicanas.

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Something NOT to do on a hot Saturday night ...

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:51 (60 days ago) @ Padrino

Something NOT to do on a hot Saturday night ...

Take your eyes off your drink when being wooed by two beautiful Mexicanas.

I AM a woo-woo kind of guy...and at least one of them might be considered 'beautiful' if you had a LOT more beer in your system than I had- one...

Come on Guys

by Zihuateco @, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 12:40 (60 days ago) @ mosesk

no need to judge appearances; especially on this resourceful board.

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Come on Guys

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, June 16, 2022, 13:54 (60 days ago) @ Zihuateco

no need to judge appearances; especially on this resourceful board.

Having been drugged by the less 'beautiful' of the two I give myself permission to refer to her as the 'fat ugly' one.
Fully realizing you might find her very appealing...