Saturday, September 10, 2011

A sign of the times

One day this week, my family and I were driving on the 'anillo periferico' in Tegucigalpa.  We passed a motorcycle with two men on it.  My wife immediately cried out, "Did you see that?  The man in the back is carrying a pistol..."  For the benefit of full disclosure, I must admit that I did not see the gun as my attention was somewhere else.  She went on, "They're looking for someone to mug...He just has the gun in his hand with his arm down by his side."

I replied, "Well, how come he doesn't at least hide it?"

My wife continued, "He has to be ready when the opportunity arises..."

Well, I guess this was just another typical day in the city, and a sign of the times in Honduras...