Autumn’s Adventures


Flowers and a Mariachi Surprise
October 18, 2008, 2:53 pm
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Tomorrow is el dia de la madre (Mother’s Day) and I have been planning for a week to buy flowers for my Argentine mama.  I have asked many people where the best place is to purchase flowers and they all tell me the terminal (the bus station).  To me, the bus station was a million miles away because I have no concept of distance or direction so I was trying to figure out how to get there with the little knowledge I have of the bus system.  Luckily I was mistaken and the bus station is actually walking distance from Centro.  Another thing I didn’t realize was the bus station has wonderful shopping.  Since I was on a mission to buy only one thing I had to refrain from looking and buying other things.  I ended up buying 3 bouquets at 2 pesos each (less than $1 each).  That is so ridiculously cheap that I intend to go there weekly and buy flowers for my apartment so I can be surrounded by them always.

On my way back from the terminal I stopped in a clothing store and directly after me a mariachi band entered, dressed to the T in their sombreros and fringed velvet suits.  They began playing their instruments and signing while everyone in the store just stopped and watched. I quickly whipped out my camera and started taking a video which you can enjoy below.  To make things even more strange, the employees of the store started passing around sandwiches and champagne for everyone in the store.  I don’t know what they were celebrating but I went along with it.  I can only imagine it had something to do with Mother’s Day…I mean, I that would make sense, right?  But here not many things make sense, like some provinces deciding to change the time for daylight savings and other’s deciding not to at the very last minute.  I actually changed my clock and had to change it back when I found out they changed their minds.

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