Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Good 'Ole Days

So yesterday I went across the street to a small grocery market to buy mandarin oranges to teach a lesson on the hemispheres. I had a 20 euro bill in my wallet and 50 cents. The total costs were only 1.20 euro. When I passed over the bill the grocer told me that he did not have change and that I could come back tomorrow and pay him.

So this afternoon I went across the street and paid my bill. It is a great thing to know that you can do that here in Kosova. In fact, there is a grocer down the street from out apartment that would even put things on a "tab" for us, which makes me feel like I have gone back in time about 50 years. I thought it was a cool thing and I thought I would share it with you all.

6 comments:

Jeff and Stephanie said...

That is cool! How great would that be if we all really could trust people! You are always so good about updating your blog! I am terrible! But I would love to get caught up! Too bad we don't have any plans of europe any time soon!

Dav said...

That's really awesome!

Taylor's said...

Awesome!

Just be careful about that "tab" . . .Susan has one in her town too and her hubby puts things on it all the time and then the bill gets HUGE!

AMY_BELL - said...

You know you have a little blue box that blocks the top left portion of your blog? I think you can get rid of that by taking out that piece of the html code on your blog background. If you need help let me know. But, that's pretty cool you could pay later and they trust you :)

Amanda said...

That is super cool - I love it.

Travelin' Tracy said...

Everyone- It is really nice that we can do that. Luckily, Joe and not put anything on our "tab" so that is nice. However, it is great when I can say, "juice would taste really good right now," and he offers to walk downstairs and pick some up for me! What a cutie.