Friday, July 23, 2010

A lot goes a little way

Somehow I managed to spend a lot of money yesterday - on nothing. This country has an incredible way of making you put your hand into your wallet every half hour without even noticing!
What would have cost me nothing back home - a day at the beach and an art gallery exhibition opening at night - set me back around R380! Now imagine if I'd actually decided to do something that should cost money! Thank goodness for another job in the pipelines...

(All prices are in Lebanese Lira, where 2 000LL equals about R10.)

2 000 service to St George Yacht Club and Marina
25 000 entry to the St George Yacht Club and Marina
17 000 burger and 1-litre water for lunch
5 000 taxi back home
15 000 taxi to art gallery (he charged 5 000 more than a normal taxi because he said it was complicated and out of the way)
5 000 waiting fee for taxi, who we ended up sending home anyway
2 000 service back home

1 comment:

  1. girl, you spend too much money on services!!
    just tell the taxi driver "1 service" wherever you're heading, let him leave if he doesn't agree, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. but trust me, they always change their mind
    & tell you ok.