Now that I am in the country, I have to go check in with the ministry of ministries (yes that was supposed to be all Harry Potter-y)
After orientation I read the form and realized I needed some photocopies made. On my way I saw an Office Depot so I took a quick detour.
With limited language the guy asked things like une fois? Couleur? Quand page? and of course I responded with “oui”
It’s getting better
It was time to pay
The guy said deux cinquante (€2.50)
I heard the following simultaneously:
Deux secours ( 2 relief )
Deux et une ( 2 & 1 )
Deux cent ( 200 )
Knowing I was confused I forgot that my hand was already stretched with coins. To risk embarrassment I put a €2 on the table hoping he would repeat the number and he didn’t. But he then chuckled and picked “cinquante” out of the coins in hand.
Oh the experiences