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Before we could arrive to the reception desk, a team of business professional resort representatives stop us to sign up for The Welcome Tour, this was The Rabbit Hole… The following morning of our vacation, I arrive to The Welcome Tour performing the perfect target buyer; Liz: a white 29 year old free-lance software developer/artist and single lesbian, with a lot of expendable income and perfect credit, who takes several international vacations a year with friends, family, and lovers, all whom love to drink, go to museums and visit spas… There is some dispute over my profile papers as a manager calls over a dark haired woman wearing all black clothes, cleavage, large earrings, a skirt, a black shiny purse, her eyes rounded with charcoal like a Mayan Moon Goddess. She is handed the papers in dispute. She walks toward me –I tense up. I know she is a professional and although I have my intentions within this game I am worried that she might be better than me at it, that I might get scammed into actually signing for a timeshare. She smiles and firmly shakes my hand.  I blush toward her cleavage… I know my game face is on. Her name is Blanquita, Time Share Sales Specialist. I am Liz,-re-skinned as described above.

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While on vacation in Mexico, I participated in a time share sales pitch that began with “Welcome!” and many hours later the ending began with, “Congratulations, you’re pre-approved!” My friends warned me not to enter this half-day long sales pitch, because it’s actually a vicious predatory lending scheme and very few people get out without signing a contract for a time share. But, despite the warning, I saw this experience as an opportunity to learn how to play a new game… What happens between entering the time share presentation and the rest of the vacation becomes 8 fantastic images, a new game, and a book-worthy story…

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