Lately, I’ve been working a job where I don’t start until around 10am. While this always gives me a seat on the subway, I realize I’ve been missing out on all the free stuff you get in Stockholm in the early morning rush. I think I’ve talked about this before. They often hand out free items with the paper as you enter the subway in the morning – travel toothpaste, candy bar, whatever company is having a promotion.
Well today and tomorrow my husband needs me to drop off my son as he is at a work event so I get to experience the morning freebies! Today I got tomato soup! (Not in my hand, but in a nice, sealed container.) I have an awful cold so this is actually perfect.
I am also dropping my son off tomorrow. If I could get one of those travel packs of tissues, that would be great too (just in case anyone at the transportation department is reading).
I’m having trouble finding Christmas presents for my husband. I went on one website to find typical man gifts, husband gifts, father, etc. I really feel sorry for men out there. The recommended gifts were things like, “Rat trap, bucket, broom, and my favorite – one-time alcohol test.” Again, this was listed under “Gift Ideas” meaning that you are supposed to get these as gifts, not for yourself.
People at work looked at my pumpkin seeds and orange last week and asked, “Is that all you’re eating for lunch?”
Now comes the part where they discuss why I’m so thin behind my back, filled with thoughts of how much I must diet and starve myself.
I’m not trying to stay thin, I’m poor! I can’t afford to spend 10-15 dollars on lunch, which is what it costs in this neighborhood. But no one wants to hear that, so my response to whether is this is my whole lunch is simply, “yes.”
(by the way, I got that whole pumpkin for less than a dollar, so I’ll be eating pumpkin seeds for the next 2 weeks).