After I revealed that our new favorite TV show (actually, my husband’s favorite!) is Profugas del Destino (<—That link will tell you all you need to know!), I’ve decided to do a little spin on my Take 7 this week and share 7 valuable life lessons I’ve learned by watching this novela. Enjoy!
If you are an orphan being raised in a convent by some friendly priests and nuns, it is highly likely that one or both of your biological parents are in close contact to you everyday. Even more highly probable is that your father is the local drug lord. I’m just trying to save you a few tears.
If you’ve been infertile for 7 or 8 years, you will concieve!…
… But only because you weren’t really infertile after all! It turns out that your lying, scumbag husband actually got a vasectomy 8 years ago and let you believe you were infertile for all that time! The only reason that you conceived is because you were cheating on your husband! (Let’s not go that route folks…) AND it will be the town doctor that tells you all this! Hippo oaths mean nothing!
It is impossible to tell something confidential to someone in private. No matter where you are when you try to have this conversation (in the woods, in a store at a mall, a child’s classroom), someone will overhear you and that someone is 90% likely to be your arch-nemesis and/or the subject of your gossiping. Just keep your secrets to yourself!
You can ride the metro for days and never see anyone that resembles someone who remotely looks like they could be on a novela. Standards of beauty in Mexico seem unreasonably high for the general population.
If you buy your girlfriend all the equipment to open her own beauty salon, you can not be upset when she cuts other men’s hair. Don’t buy people gifts you don’t want them using. End of story.
So, if I’d been studying Spanish harder, I’d probably have more life lessons. So, learn Spanish to understand that last 10%. That’s all I got.
Ok, go see Jen for more Quick Takes…probably not about novelas!