Gerard wrote:Hi Ud,
Hi my friend, I totally concur with your last post on this matter, it appears that leaving_Mauritius has an agenda ....which is quite mercenary really .....he wants to make money at the detriment of the Mauritian authorities and the good people living on the island......a couple of isolated negative experiences does not mean that the island is corrupt to the core......I repeat that we are a developing country but we are doing very well compared to other African countries....obviously we are not at par with the Uk , France and other well developed countries and I do think that Leaving_ Mauritius expects the same standards as in europe!!!
He went there with an attitude that he should have everything he wants and maybe he has a superiority complex...expecting the "natives" to bow in front of him and grant him all his wishes....meritocracy is progressing in leaps and bounds on our island.....human rights is up to international standards and is probably the best in the whole of Africa.....our economy is thriving despite a world recession.....we are not perfect.....but we are trying hard however and specially working very hard to achieve success at a global level....
Leaving_Mauritius wants to make money by making erroneous comments about Mauritian society and about his negative experiences on the island. I wish him good luck in his endeavours.....he must have had a bumper sale of his e-book already!!! I somewhat doubt it!!!!!, maybe he should put an end to his unhappy life on the island and now go back to his country of birth and leave us alone.....The good people of Mauritius do not want the likes of him and his vitriolic remarks in our midst.......as i mentioned before I have quite a few ex-patriate friends who are happily settled on our island and they love their new way of life.
I will not post any further comments on this topic as I would just be playing in the hands of Leaving_Mauritius.....lets hope that he leaves our beautiful island as soon as possible and stops trying to make money at our expense.....maybe he should go and settle in Zimbabwe......
Mauritians really get offended easily hey. Now imagine dealing with someone like the person who wrote this above if you complain about poor service in a store. Lets say the salesperson screamed at you because you were wasting their time and not making up your mind quickly enough about which chair you wanted to buy and they wanted to go on lunch.
You complain to the manager, someone just like this writer, and the response above is what you get. 'You foreigners expecting good service? Go home to your own country'. It's happened so many times to expats in Mauritius. We are insulted every day and told to 'go home if you don't like it'.
Interesting how it's a common way of reacting to a perceived offense to a local Mauritian. I think, rather than the insults you intended towards Leaving Mauritius, you just proved him right.