Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Speaking of Money.....


Imagine buying everything with cash.

ev.er.y.thing.

Food
Gas
Electricity
Car Insurance
Internet
Clothes
Major appliances
Furniture
Restaurants
Doctor's bills
Phone credit

And THEN imagine that the highest denomination of currency was worth about $7.50.  No $100 bills, $50....not even a $10.  Only $7.50.  That's what 10,000 Tanzanian shillings is worth.

Yep.  That's a lot of cash.

To carry around.

In your purse.

On a regular basis. 

Yeah, that's my life. 

(I exaggerate only slightly....the main grocery store did start accepting credit cards in recent months.  BUT you can't use it with the cashier...you have to leave your groceries (and children in the cart) and go over to the manager's desk to pay separately....so unless you are totally out of cash, it's not really worth it.)
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