“Stop Calling Luis Guillermo Solis An Idiot”, Letter On Facebook Urges Costa Ricans To Look In The Mirror First

Letter on Faecbook urges people to stop calling President Luis Guillermo Solis an idiot and to look in the mirror first.
Letter on Faecbook urges people to stop calling President Luis Guillermo Solis an idiot and to look in the mirror first.

TICO BULL – Not everyone in Costa Rica has a bad opinion of Luis Guillermo Solis. Joyce Del Castillo, a young woman decided to write a letter on her Facebook account, for all who criticize everything that happens negative is the fault of the Luis Guillermo Solis.

The letter describes problems especially as traffic chaos and employment.

The young woman, in her follow-up post, says she had no idea that it would have such an impact, “it was not my intention … but it is what it is.”

In her letter, she writes, “Stop calling the president and idiot. Stop calling him useless. If we have traffic chaos is because you are not able to respect a stop sign, or instead of yield to let someone by you accelerate, those of you who make a third lane on a road where there are only two, you have no right to call anyone a fool.”

Del Castillo continues with points like, “to you when a traffic official stops you, you offer ’10 rojito’ (10,000 colones) for coffee; when you have to go to Riteve you change the tires lent to you by your and then return it Don’t be a moron and do not call the president an idiot.”

Del Castillo touches on issues like on littering the streets, using ‘family contacts in government’ to get ahead of a line or a favour or to take cash to avoid paying taxes or speeding through a toll to avoid paying ¢100 colones or crash with the train, “you can call anyone else inept”.

Or if you have no interest in learning English and then complain that you can’t get a good paying job. Or won’t take the job because the pay is too low. Or get a medical leave just to skip out on work. Or read only the news headlines, the gossip instead of learning the facts. Or believe that in 2 years one man can change decades of corruption, “then you are the stupid one”.

The young woman closes her letter with, “If you really want to blame one person for the situation, do yourself a favor, look in the mirror and instead of saying ‘oh the dumbest president” and see your reflection. For a country is not made by only one person (the President). And believe that makes you the real idiot in history. ”

So far this morning, the letter post on Friday had more than 8.9K shares. The comments were positive, agreeing with the woman, but still believe the president is an idiot.

One commentary by Marco Molina said, “If only we all put in a bit for the country, we would be in a better situation, but of course as Ticos we seek the easy way out”.

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  • costarick

    When Solis accepted the job as President, the same problems existed and no leadership has been shown by him to correct them. The job of the Executive Branch, with the President as CEO, is to recognize and propose solutions to problems through legislation presented to the Legislature, or in some cases, by a direct Presidential Decree.

    I have seen little to no effort on behalf of Solis, or PAC in general, to solve any of these problems of traffic chaos, or employment in any material way. Costa Rica doesn’t have to “re-invent the wheel”, every time a solution to a problem is sought. There are many examples of solutions to traffic chaos which have already been implemented in other countries, which are still left to be implemented in Costa Rica.
    The high unemployment rate is a direct affect of the Socialist policies of the current PAC Government, which fail to stimulate the production (GDP) of the Country. The current statistics just released indicate the GDP to have fallen in Costa Rica for the first half of 2016. I’m sure that this is as a result of high taxation, an unrealistic colon to dollar exchange rate directly affecting exports and tourism, and a general lack of stimulus packages to attract direct foreign investment, all of which negatively impact employment in the Country.