(For some reason the scheduled posting for Wednesday didn’t go out. I will post it now. I know that it cannot be my computer expertise. (:)
Different; not better or worse.
How do you drink a Coke to go? In the Philippines, at least in the rural areas, I have watched the girls behind the counter take the lid off the bottle, put a straw in the bottle. Then the surprising thing to me, at least the first couple times I saw it, they put a slim long bag over the neck of the bottle and inverted it.
The cost of the Coke did not include the deposit and it just made it easier to send you off with a bag and a straw so you can throw it away when you are done instead of returning it for your deposit.
Another thing that I saw that was different was condiments. I had gotten a meal from a little restaurant one afternoon before an appointment. The ketchup was not packaged in the usual sealed packets that we are used to here in the USA.
It was in a slender plastic tube that was tied at both ends. I admired the skill that it must have taken to do that. As you can see in the picture, it was neatly done. If I had tried to do that, I would have had ketchup all over myself and everyone else.
In Inday’s sari-sari store, she uses small bags to sell the rice in meal sized portions for the villagers.
While these are all different, they serve the purpose of keeping it clean, portion controlled, and easily transported.
In closing, different can be simply that; not better or worse, just different from our accustomed and generally logoed packaging.
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