We thought pickpockets worked politely until we discovered this sign on a Spanish bus in Madrid. We had understood pickpocketing meant sidling up subtly and caressing your butt while fiddling in your pocket (oh my, oh my). But that was before we realized Spaniards are hot blooded conquistadores who prefer a smash and grab approach to asking first. They also enjoy annoying bulls, celebrating discovering America (which the American Indians had known about for some time) and drinking sangrías before and after a siesta, which sounds like a good idea.