Melaque and Barra de Navidad are communities and they have a community message board mostly dominated by the Gringo population. Sad to say many of the old fart gringos have negative attitudes that they can only rationalize by calling their contributions part of the funny papers. In other words they can be jerks, rude ... and generally disrespect the idea of a caring community message board.
I remember when the Sunday "funny papers" were no longer funny ... back in the late 60's or early 70's. There was not one 'column' that wasn't making political comment. So much different than the 'read along with us' that I remember as a kid with maybe parents helping us with the words. That innocence is gone!
This evolution is somewhat unexpected as I can't fathom why gringos in their retirement years aren't more relaxed and having a good time. I can only guess they never figured out what their unretired life was about and need to continue the search into the latter years. Some of these people will be searching into the afterlife I'm afraid
Maybe it the 'crabby' season in Melaque like it is in La Manzanilla. They are inundated with these things this time of year