Through the Looking Glass #10: Argentine Hoopty
After two months here, we finally figured out the method to the madness: Argentines don't have to pay taxes on any car over 20 years old, so most people keep their cars until they fall apart or explode. We were talking about this very topic, having a sort of a-ha moment, when we walked right past this doozy of a vehicle.
We stopped to 'admire' the blown off fender and ponder whether this thing actually started, when we caught sight of the 'headlight'...or more accurately the CD.
Yes folks, that's a Compact Disk in place of the driver's side headlight. Round and reflective, I'd say it's a pretty good replacement huh?!
In the midst of our excitement, we suddenly noticed that the owners of said vehicle (we weren't sure whether it was a car or a truck) were pointing, laughing and taking pictures of us pointing, laughing and taking pictures of their car! We heard something like "OOOOOHHHHHHooohh!! Locos Americanos!"
I gave them a thumbs-up for creativity and resourcefulness and we headed out fast...the big question though is what CD is it?