Tuesday, June 5, 2007

One of...

In Peru, you can buy one of just about anything. I noticed this the other day while I was out shopping. In the US we love bulk. We buy large quantities of things because it is cheaper, eliminates extra trips, and is the American way.
Here in Peru, you can buy one roll of toilet paper. One can of pop. One AA battery. One lolly pop. One shoe lace. One phone card for One US dollar (25 minutes of call time). One light bulb. One bar of soap. One hair stretchy thingy. Even one piece of paper!
While this is fairly perplexing to me, I think the reason this happens is because many people in Peru can not AFFORD to buy in bulk. Many people live day to day and need the ability to buy only one item. I can understand that.
Have to go though, my ONE Sole (30 US cents) is about to run for using this computer.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I'll take one Dave...