"Where will I go?" my wife said.
We were even more puzzled by the sign in the motel Camino Real at Guadalajara, a plush $20-a-day facility that can match the best motels in the United States. "The hotel is not responsible," the sign said, "for the values left in the room."
At the Camino Real, I enjoyed a heart-to-heart talk with one of the locals about the coming Olympic Games. "What about the Olympics?" I said.
"What about the Olympics?"
"Is everybody excited about the Olympics?" I asked.
"Everybody is excited about the Olympics," he said.
"What are they saying about it?" I asked.
"They are saying about it," he said.
I began to smell a rat�n. "Excuse me," I said. "Do you speak English?"
"No," he said. "No hablo."