I Called Them Hummingbirds
At the resort we happened to be at, the Fiesta Americana Condesa
there seemed to be hundreds of different employees, zooming and zipping, taking care of the property, the guests and the services. Instead of 3 bartenders, there would be three times that many, flitting around, changing ashtrays, bringing napkins, spiriting empty glasses away. Something on the ground? An outside worker would zip in, remove the offending trash and zip out again. grass cutters, pool skimmers, sweepers, washers, people with carts and cloths and rakes. It was a veritable beehive of activity from before 6am until after 9 pm.
And so we wondered, the wiz and I - is there so many people, with so many inconsequential tasks because the labour is so very cheap? Is it because an individual's productivity is low, and by extension, they can only be counted on to do one thing, and one thing only? There were so very many workers, and they were so darting and zipping, I crowned them the Hummingbirds of the resort.
After our room was broken into, I realized the gravity of having so many different employees working in one place. So many hummingbirds were flitting around every day, each time i left the room, or used the balcony, or walked from the balcony to the beach and back. So many eyes, so many conections. Perhaps the hummingbirds had us staked out. It's likely. It's unfortunate.
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