Jun 19, 2012 slyke commented on Road Trip Through Hell.
'Pretentious' seems a go to adjective for people who harbor jealousy for the author who they use it to criticize.

Mexicans on both sides of the border often look at me like I am crazy for walking around Tijuana, though I have had not problems except for a few sketchy looks and comments from miscreants.

It's similar to the U.S., there the bulk of the middle class sticks to their cars and homes and rarely takes the bus or walks. People who keep sheltered tend to have a skewed perception of how dangerous the world outside of their bubbles actually is.
Jun 19, 2012 slyke joined My Stranger Face