In a land where the wealthy are very rich indeed, the poor struggle to earn a few dollars a day, and the middle class is almost non-existent, it is crucial for everyone to remember that there are certain aspects of daily life that are the same for everyone. Death may be the major equalizer in Mexico, but it's not the only one.
When it's time for garbage pick-up in the centro, the historical center of San Miguel de Allende, a young man runs ahead of the truck with a metal musical triangle that he rings with a mallet. Whether you live in a five-bedroom mansion or a humble one-room shack,you must scramble to get your garbage to the curb.
If knife sharpening is required, just listen for the pan pipe music that the knife sharpening man makes to advertise his services as he travels down the street. Here's a video that explains his work in both the rich and poor neighborhoods alike.
|These men are about to join the parade for Saint Michael.|
|Saint Michael tours the town churches before returning home.|