Yesterday my lil brother wrote me an email (from Uruguay) and told me he escaped a mugging…
and his mail brought all my memories of living in Montevideo…I had almost forgot since here in Venice life is so peaceful.
In Montevideo you just can’t walk around the city without watching your back,it’s that bad!
I’m not talking about a particular area,the whole city is dangerous.
Street mugging and petty crime is very frequent.
The most frequent technique they use to mug you is approaching “friendly” asking for change,a sigarette…and then boom! they punch your head off.
It’s kind of “confusing” even for the locals because sometimes you can’t tell if you’re about to be attacked or they’re just begging for money.
This “randomness” causes you to be paranoid…because you never feel safe.
Another thing is : you don’t need to look “rich” to be attacked, they might want to steal your cheap watch! or even your shoes! it’s the 3rd world after all…
What about your town ?