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the ticos

Anyone who has been involved with a construction project in Costa Rica knows exactly what I’m talking about.  Ticos can fall asleep anywhere.

After lunch, every member of the crew lies down in whatever shade they can find – under a tree, under a truck, behind the cement mixer, on the new concrete slab – and falls immediately to sleep.  On the Pan-American Hiway, I once saw five guys surrounded by orange cones in the left lane while traffic whizzed by in the right.  Apparently, it’s a skill that is not limited to the noon siesta.  This fellow was waiting for Movistar Cellular to open the shop at nine in the morning.

What does it take for you to fall asleep?