How qualified do you need to be to bend over
The joke writes itself...
Anyway, thanks for the explanation everyone. It is interesting that the question does, in fact, change if they happen to already be in Centro de Lima.
The next time I run into these folks maybe I'll suggest they go to Piura to pick fruit, although I'd rather not engage at all.
My wife was leaving my daughter's dance class a couple weeks ago and had just opened the security door to the street when a small gang of Venezuelans came at her asking how to get to "Centro de Lima" (of course), but she got the feeling that they might attack her so she quickly closed the door and waited until they were gone. The guards at the building agreed that they looked like they were preparing to rob her.
Then last night when I went to the Chilli's in Chacarilla I literally came across *two* separate gangs of Venezuelans as we were walking back to our car a block away, both asking how to get to "Centro de Lima". As I was with my kids we picked up our pace to get away, and was momentarily concerned that I did not have my pistol with me. It's probably time to head back to the range for some practice.