The Expat Files Show # 696 – September 29, 2017
#1- Some real surprises await Johnny as he visits a big Latin American music store:
The “Gringo advantage” strikes again. When you are off the tourist trail and enter almost any retail store, you just might be the only gringo that has ever stepped into the place. Even if you aren’t he first you still are a rarity and can expect some extra special treatment… often as if you were a “B grade” rock star. With today’s” boots on the ground” story, hear how these things can go when you’re the only gringo around.
#2- Come on down to Latin America and watch your gringo friends and acquaintances unwittingly permit their own young children to adopt many bad habits of “entitled” Latin rich kids.
Don’t think it can’t happen in your family? Even though gringo parents complain about the behaviors of wealthy Latin kids, their own kids are often programmed to walk down that same path. You won’t believe how common (and truly ironic) it is. Unfortunately it’s hard to control, especially when your young kid(s) will be “helicopter” schooled alongside hoards of entitled Latin kids. Worse yet, gringos hire maids and nannys that further exacerbate the little “prince and princess” syndrome. One easy way to avoid such problems is to home-school kids as many gringo families do. Hurrah!
#3- Some very simple tips that could very well save your phones, computers and electrical devices in the event of a solar mass ejection or EMP. Few people are aware of these easy steps that could very well be lifesavers
# 4- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the course now at www.ExpatPlanB.com
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