In my previous post I said:
Almost immediately after publishing a little birdie told me:
“On the subject of the village community, Julie was telling me about Pepi ( her neighbour who did your painting), how she basically survives by having a “tab” at Dori’s supermarket.
I know that when she worked for you that you kindly offered her an overpayment, but her pride took over, how about considering to pay her ” outstanding tab” at Dori’s , a wonderful Christmas present should you be able to?
Julie and I can arrange it if you should so wish to do so. Just thought I’d mention this gesture to you – hope you don’t mind, but I know that you get great pleasure from helping others. Love Hilda x”
So, I decided to practice what I preach this morning and toddled off down to Dori’s micro-supermarket to pay off Pepi’s debt of around €200 (US$ 230).
I had enough spare cash to do the deed and was willing to pay it off.
Normally all calculations are done by a pen and a piece of paper in this store. But !! Out came the state-of-the-art calculator. On tapping away, half way through, I noticed that the sub-total was nudging towards €300. I could see that the final total would be well over €600. As I am a pensioner I decided to halt it there and pay the €300 taking some weight off of her massive debt.
On the way home I couldn’t resist taking these photos of the lemon tree in the courtyard of the local Catholic chapel. For your information modern kiddies. Lemons grow on trees not in boxes in your local supermarket.
Ralph xox 🙂
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