Friday, June 14, 2013
I find this truly bamboozling (and quite possibly my best answer to "what's the strangest Australian custom?" to date): the number of times I've been sold less than what I wanted to buy. Generally this involves hot chocolate and an "American small" (AKA "large" here) that I wish to purchase ... when, suddenly, somehow, I discover that I've been persuaded to buy an "American microscopic" (AKA "regular" here). Here I was, prepared to pay, set to spend, ready to retail and, presto! More cash in my wallet and less chocolate in my tummy. As I said, truly bamboozling.