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Frida Kahlo is the Elvis or Lenin of Mexico. Her picture is everywhere, particularly on bags.

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Frida Kahlo - The Elvis of Mexico

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.