It’s MY day.
It’s not my birthday. And Saint Anne’s Feast Day is July 26th.
It’s my day because, on Tuesdays, Venezuelans with ID numbers ending in 2 and 3 can buy price-controlled products in a supermarket that I’ll call the No-Kwik-E-Mart.
Since this is Holy Week holiday, I decide to venture out and stand in line, whatever it takes. My mom’s ID also ends with 2, so we can at least share the adventure – for lack of a better word.
8:04am: We get in line, or as Venezuelans call it, “la cola.” (Literally, the tail) According to Google maps, it is a 60 meter line. Since it isn’t an orderly line, we estimate –al least- 250 people in front of us.
The minute I get in line, security personnel from a close-by store yells out: “hay Ace y papel tualé” [there’s Ace laundry powder and toilet paper].
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