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A little story about me and Inflation:

Photo #1 from Duisburg, Germany by Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆 made on 2018-05-27 10:27 for Sola

First of all I have to tell you something about the economic situation of Turkey before 2005. The "Lira", the local currency, was weak. Very weak.

Turkey was close to state bankruptcy. Anyway they got help, a lot of things changed, bla bla, and 2005 they got a new currency, "New Lira". And THAT time one New Lira was exactly worth one million old Lira. As you imagine, after that people still were used to say "one million Lira" to things that just cost one Lira. Later they got a new normal Lira again. I cant exactly describe it, but still today they often say "one million Lira" to things that cost one Lira.

Anyway. Now Imagine little Enes in 2005 in Turkey being on holidays and not knowing anything about the changes. I got one Lira from my parents to buy some snacks for myself. I went to a shop and asked how much these potato chips cost.

He replied "One million Lira." And I was so confused. Like wtf ? In Germany it was way cheaper!! I looked at my hand and only had this one Lira coin. I thought somehow he must be joking or trying to trick me 👀👀. I did show my hand and just said "Is this enough ??" And he said yes and took my money and I took the potato chips. And after I left the store I thought Im the coolest badass in the city😎😂😂. "WOOUW this guy just sold his potato chips for so much cheaper haha!"

After some years someone explained me everything and since then I will never forget this story.😂😄😄

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Snowglimmer
You‘re still the coolest badass! 😉😎
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
JADED JOEY (🙊5), 😁😁😆
Ikarus
Pro Creator
He is 😁
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
JADED JOEY (🙊5), Blind_Guardian ✝, aww guys hehe xD
Mineko ❓
Oww it's adorable 😂
sleepless
Here's me wanting to be a bad ass kid story: 8yo, I wrote "fuck off'' in black marker on a white t-shirt and went to the shop for a 10p mix (mixed bag of 1 penny sweets iydk) . I got grabbed by the tab and took out the shop and kicked in backside. No 10p mix and a bollocking and slipper of my mum when she found out. Never wore a home made fuck off t shirt again. 🤣
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Gesithan
If you were 8 years old nowadays, you'd have gotten your sweets I think
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JADED JOEY (🙊5)
That's definitely badass! 😁
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DELETED USER
I had the same experience when I moved to Turkey 😂
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, btw where are you from ? 😊
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DELETED USER
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, Actually, I am Turkish, but due to my dad’s job we lived in a different countries ☺️
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
Jale, ahh ok😄😄 I never lived in Turkey, but I spend a loooot of time there.
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DELETED USER
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, , I have been living here almost 6 years. Where had you been in Turkey?
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
Jale, Sinop, Istanbul and then pretty much the hole ege sea part like Izmir and Aydin and so on. We have a beach house in Aydin, Didim :)
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
Jale, originally we are from Canakkale and Sinop :)
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DELETED USER
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, ohhh, you are half “karadenizli” and half “egeli” then. Great mix 👍🏻
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
Jale, haha yeah the best! 😂😄😄 where are you from ?
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DELETED USER
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, I’m from Samsun ☺️
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Viqueen
What a neat story. 👍
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5̀øÑ͜ ̕0f Æ̨ ğłīťç̴H
Enes.. the one million Lira gangster.
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I LOVE THIS TITLE.
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Snowglimmer
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, maybe you should change your username! 😂
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
Snowglimmer, There was a photo of me back then where Im holding a couple of "million Liras" 😂😂😂😂
Snowglimmer
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, so you can change your profile pic together with your username! 😁😎
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Cat Woman
Aww. Little Enes.... Little Badass Enes. ❤️
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
😂😂😄😄❤❤
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SlimFootJesus
Seems it is gonna be millions again judging by the way things have been goin lately...😇
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
The good old one million lira boi days will come xD 😂
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SlimFootJesus
Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆, 😃😂😂
Righteous Pie Loving Joshua
Yeah youer still cool. Thnks for the story
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B. 🐟
Great negotiation skills 😉
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Panni
I had a somewhat similar situation just in Romania and their currency Leu. I was 6 and on vacation with the family. Some friends of my father who live in Romania have me 25 Leu. In the next market I wanted to buy a secret box and I saw it costed like 500 Leu, I still tried it, and the guy gave me back 2000 Leu... I was like: wooow what a dumb person, and got out the shop really fast... later it turned out that there were in the transition phase from old Leu to new Leu...
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Enes 🔥🔥🎆🎆Author
😃😄😄😄 how cute.
Charlie🥓Waffles
In Italien hatten se damals auch Lire.. ^^
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