We’re sitting outside watching her moving truck get loaded when my friend Judy says, "Need anything from Home Depot?" I turned around to see this vendor walking down the street towards us. It feels like Where’s Waldo-how many different items can you find on the cart? Is Waldo in there anywhere? I was shopping for an adapter for my cell phone charger-it cleverly has a British plug but the outlets here take French plugs. I have one adapter, but I had to steal it from the phone to use on a voltage regulator so that my newish fridge isn’t killed by radically varying electricity. There’s no transformer in my village-the electricity comes straight from the generator to the customers. I burn out a lot of light bulbs.
Another interesting tidbit-the cart is called a "pousse-pousse," or for those who don’t remember their French, a ‘push-push.’ My machete is more commonly known as a "coupe-coupe," which does not refer to a car but means ‘cut-cut.’ (And is not recommended for the killing of snakes .)