Last year, I wrote about some of life’s little mysteries for an American living in Lithuania. Here are a few more…
Why does the bank machine (ATM) disperse 200 litas notes when most cash expenses are under 20 litas? That’s like carrying around $100 bills.
On the same theme, why do small retailers never have change for a 20 litas note (much less a 200 litas note)? Has the concept of a “cash drawer” not reached Lithuania? I can’t tell you the number of times that a sales clerk has gone into her own wallet to try to make change for me.
Why are there blue lights in the bathrooms in the mall? I’ve been told that drug addicts can’t see their veins with blue lights so it keeps the them out of the mall bathrooms. Is the drug problem really that severe in Lithuania?
Why do Americans use washcloths and Europeans do not?
How can an umbrella in Vilnius and a one-way fare from Kaunas to Paris on RyanAir both cost 70 litas?