In Stockholm, there are always people in the morning handing out the Metro, which is a free newspaper. It’s nice to have it handed to you, as everyone is usually running to a train.
But now I have become spoiled.
Lately, about once a week, these same people also hand out a free product from a company. I assume the company has made some deal with advertising in Metro. Sometimes it’s a breakfast cereal, sometimes a snack bar. The other day it was travel toothpaste. Excellent! I needed more of that.
Some days it gets strange. In the spring I was handed an ice cream bar – at 6:30 in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always up for a free ice cream, but this was really the wrong time.
Because I get so many free things, I have started to get angry when there are no handouts. I know this is not right, but they have spoiled me too much. I also get angry if the handout is something I cannot use. So Metro advertisers, here is a list of acceptable handouts:
2. pastry treats
3. more chocolate
As you see, there is a theme to the free items that I want. Get with the program, Metro. Happy readers have happy stomachs filled with chocolate. But please not in ice cream form before 10am.