It should be no surprise, we suppose, that a supermarket that serves a small island community would try to anticipate all the diverse needs of its customers. And as some of you may recall from our past reports (for example here, here and here) the efforts of Superdescuentos Morales in Vieques are known to have been amusingly impressive. Sometimes, though, they seem to overlook the obvious. Case in point:
Me: "Tiene los panuelos de papel?"
Female clerk stocking shelves in the aisle filled with paper towels, paper napkins, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, etc., looking a bit puzzled: " Kleenex?"
Me: "Si, Kleenex"
Visits to the Morales in downtown Isabel II, and to La Tienda Verde, and even to the new Cash & Carry all produced similar strike outs. Perhaps we would have found success at one of the Colmados, but we opted to cut our (gasoline) losses and head to the farmacia on Benitez Guzman. There we found our panuelos, and we also found out something new about Vieques: It is only Viequense children who ever need Kleenex.
Herewith, we proudly present a few more samples from the Superdescuentos Morales Theatre of the Absurd:
They really do cater to ALL Viequenses!