The Mysterious Messages on the Mount

Posted: March 25, 2009 in Life, Spain, Tenerife, Travel
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I always enjoy reading Tenerife Tattle’s sugar sachet Spanish snippets to find out what pearls of wisdom are being dispensed along with the café cortados.

I have to admit to sometimes feeling as though I’m missing out. Here in Puerto de la Cruz we don’t have sugar sachets waxing lyrical in Spanish, or any other language for that matter. Clearly our sugar sachets are affiliated to WUSS (Workers Union of Sugar Sachets) and refuse to do anything more than their basic job description (lazy buggers).

However, as we left Puerto on the way to La Laguna today I was reminded that we did have our own version of sugar sachet Spanish and ours is in cinemascope. We’ve got the mysterious message on the mount (aka philosophy from the field).
Someone has planked a long green board against the hillside; on it is a message,  written in big white letters, which changes every few days.
I’m so used to seeing the hoarding with its constantly changing, and sometimes cryptic, messages, that it had become just another part of the scenery.

It keeps us amused for a few kilometres between Puerto and Santa Ursula as we try to figure out what the messages mean and speculate about the mysterious and unseen phantom who is responsible for them.

This week’s message is:


Hmmm, I know some people who might contest that one!

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  2. LOL. Well there you are. I’m not so sure I agree with that sentiment myself right at this moment but there you go. Perhaps the next Message from the Mount will be the phone number of a divorce lawyer?

  3. dragojac says:

    LOL – If you need one, my sister should be able to help. She’s giving Liz Taylor a run for her money. 3 husbands and counting! (hope she doesn’t read this)

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