Curbside Paper Vending
Day 413 – September 7, 2012
The vernal equinox is coming to the Southern Hemisphere and with it comes the end of winter.
Winter in Lima means cold and cold means all manner of ill things including ill health.
As it is still winter here in our abode twelve degrees south of the Equator, residents are still concerned about their well-being as the mercury hovers around the icy region of the mid-60s.
To help the citizens of Lima combat colds, sniffles, and other assorted maladies, they can actually buy tissue (and brand-name tissue at that) from the convenience of their car.
So, while waiting for the numbers to count down on the stoplight, I can – for about two nuevo soles – buy a pack of Kleenex from the pink-and-blue clad vendors wending their way through the stopped cars.