One of the situations generating the most uneasiness of the Obama visit among the people is the closing of streets, but the most angered citizens are shop owners, who decided to close their business on May 3rd and 4th. .
“Who is going to pay us those days? We thought Mr. Obama was going to give us dollars,” tongue in cheek said Ms. Carolina Jalinda, the manager of Cafe-té-ría coffee shop.
Miss Larissa Arroyo, a clerk at Ñ Store, in the Amon District, said that Friday and Saturday are the days when the best sales are made.
“It’s a little annoying, but I think it all hinges on lending a hand,” the young clerk added.
Mr. Jos de Hann, owner of the Rincon de San José Hotel said that the situation is not “clear” because there has been a notorious lack of information. He added that they have been called to a meeting in a neighboring hotel where they will be provided with guidelines.
Mr. Javier Sequeira, who works Salvatandas hardware store, said he learned from his boss that they will not open during the visit of the heads of state. He, as well as others who will have a couple of days off, said will take advantage of the unexpected vacation.
Source: La Nacion