New to A Lady Reveals Nothing? You've missed SO MUCH. Not to worry. Every Sunday, I dig through the archives to repost an old favorite. Mostly because I'm too lazy to come up with new content every single day. Enjoy! This story first appeared when I lived in Costa Rica back on January 11, 2011:
I have been relying on Nicole for rides to pretty much everywhere I go. You can't really walk anywhere here. I mean, maybe to the mechanic but that's about it. I decided to stay here in Costa Rica for another three months, and so I am in the market for a scooter. Yesterday I went and looked at one, but the guy hadn't paid the Marchamo (yearly registration) for it. Because of that I couldn't even take it for a test drive. FAIL.
Today at lunch I noticed a local newspaper on the counter just as we were leaving. I thumbed through it and found some Classified Ads and a few scooter listings. I didn't want to ask if I could take their whole newspaper, but thought they might let me take the Ad page with me. So I walked up to the counter and asked in Spanish,
"Can I take just one page? I don't need all. Just one page." And I held it up so he could see what I was asking for:
Only I didn't show him that page. That page was facing me. Not until I got out to the car did I see what I really held up in his face. The 'backside' of the scooter ads. (Pun intended):
"I just really only need this one page."