Today’s shopping foray in the big city of Managua involved a trip to the FarMart with hopes of purchasing a pair of hair clippers.

We began our journey by asking the women at the front desk where to find the store. All three took a stab at conveying, in the correct blend of Spanish and English words, the directions. The final consensus was that is would take us 15 to 20 minutes to get to the FarMart.

We arrived at our destination a mere 7 mintues later. In keeping with the pharmacy (farmacia) theme, the wall outside the Far Mart advertised, in large letters a myriad of plastic surgery procedures, including botox and liposuction.

Inside, we found and bought coca cola, candy bars, peanuts, cookies and cheese puffs but not hair clippers.

On our way home, Bob spied a shortcut, shearing another 2 minutes off the walk, reducing the commute to a mere 5 minutes.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

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