Frida Kahlo is the Elvis or Lenin of Mexico. Her picture is everywhere, particularly on bags.
But I have a true story I heard the other day from a San Miguel shopkeeper, who can’t abide stupid people.
This lady came into her store and said to the American shopkeeper, after ascertaining that she had been in San Miguel for a number of years
You must know everyone in San Miguel
The shopkeeper looked puzzled and the lady continued
I am looking for an artist called Frida. I want to buy one of her paintings.
The shopkeeper, who can’t abide stupid people, threw her out of the store
The store was quite empty the day when I went in.