Homeland Security in Tamarindo

Homeland Security in Tamarindo

This is my favorite security guard. He works at the building across the street from the market. I wanted to kick the rickety metal gate and startle him, but my wife – who is more kind than I – talked me out of it.

19 thoughts on “Homeland Security in Tamarindo

  1. mrs fringe says:

    Being vigilant is exhausting, after all. You could always break into song, and tell your wife you’re just singing him a lullaby 😉

  2. words4jp says:

    In case he truly is sleeping, you need to get a really long pole and tape a sharpie pen on the end of it. Quietly sneak over and lightly (this will take a large degree of confidence and steady dexterity) draw a mustache on his face or draw a smiley face over the white shirt in his belly!

  3. Ah, but you see, he just –>looks<– asleep, that's because he is terribly cunning and is lulling evil-doers into a false sense of overconfidence … the moment someone tries anything he'll spring into action … or maybe he's just a robot someone forgot to turn on. poor robot!

  4. JC says:

    Throw something at him and continue walking nonchalantly, whistling a merry tune… Actually that probably won’t wake him either by the look of it… Just kick the damn gate!

  5. You know how hard it is to stay awake after a big lunch

    • coyotero2112 says:

      Ha…I think this guy might sleep through a few lunches, and dinners too if I don’t kick his gate. It’s my concern for his well-being, not cussedness that gives me such ideas.

  6. ioniamartin says:

    Kind of reminds me of the old hound dog snoring on the farmer’s porch.

    • coyotero2112 says:

      Yes…I’ve had a couple of “watch dogs” who watched when they were awake. Asked my wife to take this photo because I thought it illustrated the laid-back atmosphere here…and if I could have got her to get a shot when I woke him…ha-ha…golden.

  7. I love it! I believe you’re actually safer with him sleeping. Pray that he sleeps every day.

  8. We all need that voice of sensibility and compassion from time to time

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