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Pesos in What about your saucepans
What about your saucepans
Ten years in the life of a British woman
living in the Dominican Republic

Pesos

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"... to someone from that country.” “Ah, sorry, I had no idea,” I apologised. The guys who worked for me earned the basic wage of £100 a month, 5000 Dominican Pesos, and although they wanted a foreign girlfriend they were not ‘sanky pankies’. A ‘sanky panky’ is a Dominican or ..."

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"... It made me feel very humble. For those who worked, the average wage was 5000 Pesos a month, around £100. Out of this there was rent to pay, even for a little wooden shack, and for a small house it would be 1000 Pesos. It did not leave much for anything else. This level of poverty affected ..."

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Chapter 3: Family life
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"... love labels. “How much?” he asked the man in the shop. “Those are £200 sir,” the sales assistant replied deferentially. I translated £200 into Pesos for Danilo. “Dios!” he exclaimed, “Many money!” “But sir, you are wearing Versace sunglasses,” the assistant ..."
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"... cost the same.” “This sunglass was 20 Pesos in Santo Domingo,” answered Danilo, pointing out the country was full of fake merchandise. I had to drag him out of there to stop him setting up a deal to bring suitcases full of fake sunglasses to the UK on a regular basis. The remainder of ..."
"...Pesose colmado you can buy almost anything you need. Many things are sold loose, such as rice, flour, beans, sugar, salt, washing powder and things you might not expect like cornflakes, oil, vinegar, soya sauce. You just take a container in and they fill it up for you. There is ..."
"...Pesosis normally restricted to chicken, which is usually kept in a washing up bowl and comes together with its feet and neck. Of course you can just buy a part of the chicken, or just its feet, as they are cheaper than the rest of the chicken. You can also ..."

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"... well as the dwendies, people came to the house to ask for help, and Danilo would turn no one away. “Danilo, please let me have 500 Pesos to stop my motorbike being repossessed.” “Danilo, can you lend me 1,000 pesos to get my jewellery out of the pawn shop?” “Danilo I need 500 ..."
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"... turn no one away. “Danilo, please let me have 500 pesos to stop my motorbike being repossessed.” “Danilo, can you lend me 1,000 Pesos to get my jewellery out of the pawn shop?” “Danilo I need 500 pesos to buy medicine for my daughter.” He rarely said no. Some did pay him ..."
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"... motorbike being repossessed.” “Danilo, can you lend me 1,000 pesos to get my jewellery out of the pawn shop?” “Danilo I need 500 Pesos to buy medicine for my daughter.” He rarely said no. Some did pay him back, most didn't. I began to learn that ‘lend me’ was ‘give me’. We ..."
"...Pesosorning during breakfast Danilo said, “Lindsay you no need clean, have Angelita clean. Is only 5,000 Pesos every month.” He was right, it was about £100 a month and would make my life much easier. Angelita was a seriously large lady in her mid twenties who lived opposite us in ..."
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"... the work and stood in front of me and Danilo as I handed over the final payment. “There you go,” I said. “20,000 Pesos as agreed.” He took the money, counted it, and handed Danilo 2000 Pesos. “Tu comision, Danilo,” he said. I looked a bit blank. Danilo turned to me. “And ..."
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"... agreed.” He took the money, counted it, and handed Danilo 2000 pesos. “Tu comision, Danilo,” he said. I looked a bit blank. Danilo turned to me. “And here your half Lindsay,” he said, giving me 1000 Pesos. The jeep was fine, but Danilo was still having trouble with gears, and we ..."

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"...Pesosnilo, here, take the bank book with you. You need to take out 90,000 Pesos and make sure you bring it back here by noon to pay the workers,” I instructed him, handing over the dog-eared cardboard bankbook. “And noon is noon. Twelve o'clock. Don’t be late. English time, not ..."

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Chapter 6: Back to normal
"...Pesos all my life I never had a fridge. This is first time,” he grabbed hold of me and hugged me, tears running down his leathery face. He was paid the standard wage for a gardener of 5000 Pesos a month, which is about £100. He had no fixed hours. ..."
"...Pesosen came into the garden, went over to the concrete table by the swimming pool and met with Danilo. They explained a couple of years previously a man had borrowed 200,000 Pesos (£4000) for an operation for his son. As this man owned nothing he had asked Danilo to guarantee ..."

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Chapter 7: A new dream
"...Pesosemed very confident and I was sitting next to him when he was talking to lawyers and businessmen who promised 200,000 Pesos, £4,000, as soon as he had launched the campaign. There were others who promised the same. However, we needed money immediately to cover the launch. I decided to ..."
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"... wants me stop Mayor, and says he give me money to stop,” he announced. “How much money?” I asked. “He says he give us one million Pesos,” Danilo replied flatly. “Twenty thousand pounds? What do you think? What do you want to do?” I asked him. “Whatever you want my ..."
"...Pesosay of the launch arrived and the house was chaotic. There were people coming and going and I felt nervous, having no real idea what was happening. It was scheduled to start at three o’clock, and at two the motoconchos began to arrive outside the house. Soon there were a ..."
"...Pesose meantime, one of the men who had been shot, Hector, was in my spare bedroom. Dominican custom dictates if someone is working for you and is injured you have to look after them, financially and sometimes physically. I had paid the lawyer to get each of the dwendies out ..."

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Chapter 8: The fight goes on
"...Pesosollowing day the writs were issued for the final time. In the meantime Custodio contacted Odalis and offered him money to stop assisting us. Odalis declined. He asked Odalis to pass on a message to us that if Danilo renounced his candiacy and put Custodio in his place, he would ..."

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"...Pesoso went to visit a brujo, a witch doctor. The brujo said someone had put a spell on us and that there was a dead snake buried in our garden. Until it was found and taken away the bad luck would continue. We had to buy him a small bottle ..."

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Chapter 11: Hope
"...Pesos was no need to ever leave the house. The streets were full of vendors all day long. The milkman would pass by on a donkey with a churn first thing in the morning with jugs full of fresh milk for fifteen Pesos (25p). It had to be boiled though, ..."

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