Posted with the kind permission of Mr. Ajeti. Originally appeared in the Art Cafe forum.
Q # 1: What is a ‘Mexican tattoo’?
A: Mexican tattoo is a scar around the neck the noos leaves after the victim has been roped and dragged by a horse or an SUV. (Movie ‘Hidalgo’ mentions it.)
Q # 2: What is a ‘Mexican standoff’? (Movie ‘Desperado’ shows it.)
A: When two individuals pull their guns and point at each-other at the same time.
Q # 3: What is an ‘Albanian standoff’ ?
A: Around year 2000, the ‘ NY Daily News’ wrote an article about two Albanians who were in a dispute with an Italian Mafia. They all met in NJ at an Italian owned gas station in an Italian neighborhood. There were half a dozen Italians present when they all pulled the gun at one of the Albanians. The other Albanian pulled his gun at the same time and pointed at a 10.000 gallons gas tank. The Italians backed off! The deal was closed in Albanian’s favor. An eyewitness said ‘we thought we were all going to heaven that day. I’ve never seen such a tense situation.’ On the paper it was called ‘Albanian standoff’.