OR REASON 1,654, 291 WHY I LIVE HERE
So, I strolled up my street to the little abarrote and fruteria
(mom and pop market and fruit store) on the corner.
I got a half kilo of roasted peanuts, 2 sweet mandarins,
five Dominica bananas, and a large heavy
Total cost - 38 pesos or $2.75 US.
But wait! That's not the story!
The story is. . .when I put the cantaloupe on the scale
the girl said "Oh no, Señora, this one has a bad spot,
let me get a better one," and off she went to the display
to find one without a bad spot.
There wasn't one.
They were all over ripe and perfect for an
Agua Melón (melon water) which is what I wanted it for.
So back she comes to the scale, takes out her knife
and promptly cuts out the 'bad spot', THEN
weighs it, bags up my purchases and hands them over
with a smile and a gracias.
No charge for the bad spot.