|Maryann in San Angel, Mexico City, 2014|
"No, gracias" ended up being our go-to response, but Maryann explained that many people in Mexico will actually say "sí, pero no" - yes, but no - to get around giving a flat out "no."
I like that it's a way of acknowledging that you hear people before turning them down.
And, hehehe, it's now my go-to response to Jack, when he makes requests like, "Can I have that $20 bill in your wallet?"
Nice try. Sí, pero no.