When you relocate to Gran Canaria, the most important thing to do is learn Spanish. Show respect and receive trust!
It all seemed so easy when you took your vacations here, right?
Waiters, receptionists and taxi drivers talked a bit in your own language.
No matter, if it´s English, German, French or whatever your native language is.
You didn´t have any problem to tell the service personal your wishes since they (mostly) speak English in the touristic zones.
They all understood where you want to go, what you want to drink before choosing a dinner plate and they even understood your complaints (let´s assume you had any).
You felt almost as you were still in your own country. Even the menu cards are provided in your language.
Only difference: You were surrounded by palm trees on a miniature continent somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the world´s best climate.
Everything was so easy going.
That easy, that you thought you can just come over to Gran Canaria and live here without any difficulties. Without speaking the local language.
I made the same error.