My husband and I moved from the US to Ecuador in 2013. This is where I share details about Ecuador and our lives.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Creative currency - the gum replaces the nickel
Today, I bought two waters at the mini market in Oloncito and received back creative change. I gave her $1.00 for the $.70 purchase. The cashier was out of nickels so she gave me one stick of gum and one quarter (pennies are not used very often so she also did not have those). I am pretty sure that this only works one way - I can't pay for my groceries using gum.