I'm 51, been in BA since January and also live very close to Botanico. Score.
But I just returned to the states for a month. Bad timing.
I'm terrible at initiating these things so would love to join you guys later in January.
How does this work? Do all stores do it?
I hadn't noticed there was a charge until I included a bottle of beer with just a few items. The 3 peso charge really stuck out.
What do you do? Keep the receipt and then go back with the receipt and the bottle to get your 3 pesos back?
I have only witnessed it outdoors, usually in parks. So there I've never noticed the audible part. But I think it is a nice part of BA culture. I appreciate this opposing view to what is the norm is the states, i.e., the reverse of our prudish standard.
Thanks so much for this amusing explanation :-) It certainly fills in that dumbfounded blank I had of not only the stores, but the multitude of people that were swarming over the area. And yes, there was a Mardi Gras feeling to the paraphernalia - right down to the necklaces...
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It is odd. I thought the original question was a bit haughty. Like this person was having a good afternoon, suddenly felt he found the answer to life and couldn't understand why everyone else is such a loser.
What does he care what people do?
These broad statements classifying Argentinians one way or another are very naive.
My life here is limited to the people I work with and my land lady. I haven't made an attempt to make friends outside of work because I'm so busy and I just happen to be a loner who enjoys my personal pursuits...