You know, I could get used to service here. Sure it´s hot, but you get to tour the city and country, meet all sorts of interesting people, and walk off a LOT of calories. Today, one of the sisters told me ´´You sweat so much! that´s good, i wish i sweated like you´´ I´m still not sure if that was meant to be a compliment, lol
For some reason, service here is just easier. People are friendlier, and most will take something to read. I have had people tell me they are busy, but it´s really strange when they do, as compared to the States where everyone is busy.
I was on the bus today to get to a different territory, I offered the girl in front of me a tract, so the man sitting across from me asked for one. The man at the pulperia gave us a lecture about how we are in a spanish territory and should always carry spanish magazines with us even if we are in the english congregation. When in a taxi, the driver will see other Witnesses walking and pick them up, because ´they are your amigos.´
It is so encouraging to be here! It feels like we have been here forever, instead of only 3 weeks. And yet, I don´t think 6 months will be long enough.
So, today I will tell you about the Pulperia, since I have mentioned them in the past. On every block, there is a pulperia, or three. These are like mini convenience stores, where you can buy Coke, rice, laundry detergent, or just about anything else you want, but don´t want to walk to the real store for. Each pulperia is named after the owner, so you get names like ´pulperia diane´ or ´pulperia hugo y bonita´. There is even a Pulperia 3000, and one that sells Coke branded serving utensils. Yes Pam, if I can find the place again, I will buy them for you. We stop at the pulperia for what constititutes breaktime. You walk up to a little barred window, order what you want, pay a whopping 12 lempira- which is about 60 cents- and keep walking. Unless you ordered the glass bottle of coke, because they want the bottle back. Zach and I learned this after walking away and getting chased down by the same man who lectured us for not having magazines for him.
They are really quite handy, but sometimes I do miss real bottles of water, cause the bags are hard to drink out of. And I really miss getting to sit down and talk with the friends during break, but this way we cover so much more of the territory, which is good because there is a LOT of it.
Anyway, that´s all for now. Stay tunes for next time, when I will tell you more about Honduran life...or something