The Two Peso Economy

And by $2 I mean two pesos, not the US dollar equivalent. There are numerous little jobs here, performing the most menial tasks for no pay – just a tip. And regardless of the job, the tip is the same. There are the guys who clean your windows at traffic lights. $2. The guys who guide you as you park and keep an eye on your car, either on the street or in a car park….you could also refer to these guys as the one’s who don’t damage your car providing you pay them – $2. The guys who direct you to the right pesero (bus) at the main stops $2. The accepted sum to give to buskers mentioned on a previous post – no more than $2.

And there are lots more. But my favourite one is this old chap at Perisur, who stands at the bus stop all day shouting Taxquena! (pronounced Tas-kenya…my local metro stop). Which is kinda funny because at that stop ALL of the peseros go to Taxquena – jeez dude, thanks for the info, saved me an age finding the right bus!

 

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