posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 09:40 AM
I live in the US. I have been through Canada going to Alaska and around Lake superior through Canada.
I have also been in Mexico via Arizona to a little tourist area on the boarder. I went past the barriers into the town, not many people there new
English. I managed to get money exchanged at the exchange and buy a hat there and a bunch of bakery. The elephant ears and other bakery I bought
were delicious. The stuff in the regular tourist area was really expensive and the bakery did not look very appealing. I trusted the people at the
bakery to give me the right change for the doughnuts, five bucks American bought a lot of Mexican money. When I got back to figure out what I paid, I
had paid about a buck and a half for two huge elephant ears, two things that looked like huge long johns, and a couple of other great bakeries. I
also gave the people at the bakery a tip, an American dollar, They might learn how to convert it to pacos. I kept the remainders of the coins and
paper money and brought it home and have it in a drawer in an envelope.
I paid fourteen bucks for the hat American, a similar leather hat like that ran about forty five bucks in Arizona. I gave the two guys in the
store three bucks tip to go out and have a drink after work. They closed down their store when I left saying they were heading straight to the bar to
get their drinks. Kind of odd. It was about lunchtime. I do not know how many drinks you can get for three bucks there.
I also bought one scratch off lottery ticket at the exchange, it looked like a winner, I saw a Mexican guy on the street and asked him if it was a
winner, he called me something like a Fk'n Gringo, and as He walked away I said thank you and I made sure he saw me drop it into the trash basket
hanging on the pole there. He watched as I walked into the bakery, he went and got it and brought it into the exchange to cash it. It had said what
it was worth on the board, but it seemed like a lot of money because it was a lot of pacos, but I think it was like five bucks. I did not desire to
go back into the exchange, nobody there spoke English well, I made sure the guy I showed it to saw me toss it, dropping it in as I thanked him and he
looked back at me, holding it up to show him what I was doing. It could have been worth more than five bucks, but I am sure it was not worth more
than fifty, all those zeros and the conversion confused me. Their money is so weird. He could have bought a lot of bakery with it. He needed the
money more than I did. Hopefully he treated other people with it. He knew I knew it was a winner, all four identical markings in a row wins.