Anything can be delivered to your door in Buenos Aires (what I will miss #3)


I mean anything.  Not everyone has cars here, so by necessity things like groceries need to be delivered.  And like in most places in the developed world, food like pizza and empanadas can be delivered.  Dry cleaning is delivered, the newspaper is delivered and the mail is delivered, and you may say “big deal” . But it doesn’t stop there.

More often than not we have our ice cream delivered.  All pharmacutials can be delivered (24 hours a day).  Our dog food is delivered.  The chicken man comes once a week and delivers organic chicken and eggs.  The vegetable/fruit truck comes around a couple times of week.  I can have my cut flowers delivered.  Pretty much anything that you have bought, if you dont want to take it with you, can be delivered.

But its not just stuff that miraculously shows up at your house.  Its services.   The car wash guy, the dog walker, the knife sharpener, the doctor, the vet, the piano teacher, the manicure and pedicure girl, hairstylist, the car repair guy…its endless.  It makes life much more convenient and efficient.

A few years back, one of the kids was screaming in pain from an ear ache.  It was a Sunday night, late.  In the States I would have doped him up on Ibuprofeno and waited till the morning to make an appointment to take him in to the doctor’s.  I simply called my insurance company and within a hour a doctor was at my house, examined my child.  Gave him the first dose of an antibiotic and arrange to have the rest of the prescription delivered to the house in the morning.  Sweet.

The weirdest thing I have heard delivered was live crickets delivered on motor bike (usual mode of transportation for deliveries) daily to a expat family who had an extensive collection of tarantulas.  And if there is something that you want delivered that isnt, the vendor is more than happy to organize a remis (taxi) to convey your goods.  So easy.

This I will certainly miss.

About Elizabeth

Wife and mother of four. This blog is personal, political and hopefully relevant with a sense of humor. I got to have a sense of humor with the tough crowd I deal with everyday, and they cant even vote, drink or drive.

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