$100 and a big lesson

Today we were doing one of the mundane things in life – going to the grocery store. I went across the street to withdraw money from the bank when to me “delight” I found our ATM card had expired. This upset me since I was just in the States. Anyways, I thought no big deal I have $100 that I brought from the States – “I’ll exchange it”. I took it to 2 different place and they wouldn’t exchange it because it had a tiny rip on the top middle part. So I went over to the grocery store where Becca was already shopping. I asked them, “Will you accept this bill?” They told me “Yes”. So we did our shopping the girl rang us up at the cash register and I gave her the $100. She looked at it and wasn’t sure if she could accept it! After 5 minutes of looking for her boss she found him and he said they wouldn’t accept it – because of a tare! I was very mad at this point and we walked out without our cart of groceries. It’s a good thing I walked out because I probably would have done something I shouldn’t. So, if you ever come to Peru remember to bring brand new, crisp bills.

Published by qosqo1

We are Baptist missionaries in Cusco (Cuzco, Qosqo), Peru. We have been in Peru since 2005 and in Cusco since 2007. It is a privilege to serve the Lord in Peru and we hope you enjoy our site.

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