Just the other day, this corner was home to several little shops.
“What’s going to be built here?” I ask one of the workers.
“An OXXO,” he says,
What’s an OXXO, you ask.
It’s the ubiquitis convenience store found in Mexico. Our little area (population approximately. 20,000) has at least 10 (at last count). For good measure there is one on the highway at the corner nearest our end of town, one at each of the three service stations along the highway, with the remainder dotting the streets in town often with little more than a block between them.