It took me 2 hours to clean up the car today, I find lots of stuff.
I could build a 8 by 10 deck outside on the wooden stir sticks that I found inside the car, the ones I take when I purchase my coffee.
I usually will add the sweeter in the store, but for some reason, take a few wooden stir sticks, "for the road"
What am I going to do with them? Who knows, it's the immigrant mentality genes that I was burdened with I guess.
There is a positive side to it,too.
I retrieved about 36 dollars of miscellaneous paper money, and a small almond can container of change that amounted to another 20 bucks or so.
So we can go to dinner with a few glasses of wine, with my new found riches.
I also had a large zip lock bag of artificial sweetener packets.
Why buy them when I can slip 3 or 4 into my pocket while adding a few to my coffee.
OK, maybe not 3 or 4 but 6 or 7.
I use them at home......kind of a reward for my allegiance to that particular coffee stop.
I have a lot of allegiances although.
I will never have to buy sweetener again. Not in this life anyway, as long as I indulge myself to a bold dark coffee now and then.
On the bad side, a few of those packages have given up their seams, and required a Dustbuster to visit a few of the cubbies that are in the car. I also found some Japanese Peanuts and a dozen or so Corn Nuts......
The Corn Nuts were stale.
Several interface cords for my Iphone, and earphones, charger cords and some cord for something I no longer own.
Lots of ATM receipts. Does anyone ever have to refer to those things?
I should just stop taking them, after all, what are you going to do, argue with the machine after it steals an extra peso or two?
I don't think so.
I hate the thought of trying to go to our bank, HSBC and try to explain that the machine shorted me a 500 peso note.
“Oh Yes Señior, we will look in to it”. (I don't have that much time to wait for that investigation....)
Also found were dozens of autopista receipts....one never knows when you need to prove that you paid at the last caseta.
Lots of dried up candies, a few petrified sticks of gum and a lot of dust, including pet hair from our dogs.
I was also looking for the screw that came out of one of my eyeglass frames.....(I kinda doubt that I will even see that one....)
Well at least I don't toss stuff out the window, I leave that to the locals to do that!
You may wonder why it takes me hours to do this.
Well every bit of paper or business card that I find, I will usually read over and decide if it really is worthy of the trash can or not.
Such thorough scrutiny takes time.
Oh, and I had a coffee during that time too.