Last week, standing at the counter of a gift shop at the
Me: I have 30,000 pesos. What is your best coffee?
Girl: We have many "best" coffees but none that cost as much as 30,000 pesos (you stupid, rich gringa don't you think everyone asks me this?)
Me: Okay, well give me one of the bests. How about with what I have left you give me your best chocolate?
Girl: Here is one of our best chocolate bars.
Me: Anything else local?
Girl: Take this [see photo]—torta de
Me: Hmm. I don’t like caramel-y things. I don’t think I want this.
Girl: Yes you do. See, the man next to you [points to French man] just bought it, too. I will give you all these chocolates, too.
Me: They don’t look very good either. I’ll just keep my remaining pesos (and use them on that People en espanol magazine at the other stand)
Girl: No you won’t. These are my pesos and you will eat this chocolate and enjoy the local taste of Colombia.