Every Saturday Barbara and I walk just up the street to Shoprite with our weekly grocery list and two backpacks. So yesterday, with a much shorter list and no backpack I sauntered off to do the shopping. Bad timing! In Namibia if the end-of-month falls on a weekend, do NOT go shopping that day. Why? PAY-DAY! The grocery store crowds are worse than Bergdorf Goodman, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks combined pre-Xmas. Half the population was inside Shoprite with each check-out line 15 to 20 people deep. I bagged a handful of bananas, looked at the lines and put the bananas back. Turned and walked out. Had a nice cheese omelette for dinner. No problem.
Sunday morning I tried again and the lines were quite tolerable. And, “Yes, we have no bananas!” (But we have lots of white cars and vans…as you can see. They reflect the sun’s heat.)
I do miss my Sunday treat!