Well I guess it was bound to happen eventually. Just this past Sunday while we were being helped at the customer service counter in Iperal supermarket, two women and a cute little Maltese walked up (yes, I know it sounds like a joke!). One of the women asked, “Can we bring the dog into the store with us?” The clerk, without batting an eyelash, replied that they could, but the dog would have to be in braccio (carried in their arms) at all times. I turned to the MotH at the same time that he turned to me and we both had the same look: WTF?!!
Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE dogs. Mine come along when we shop at Ikea, Leroy Merlin, Decathlon and garden stores. They accompany us to restaurants, to McDonald’s (the outdoor seating area), and at arrivals at the airport. The only thing that they’ve never done is grocery shopping. I mentioned to Mister B about this new discovery and this is what he had to say:
So in keeping with the theme of “things I thought I’d never see…”, here are some items that we can now get here without having to go to an ethnic market or special ordering from a faraway foreign country.
Konjac noodles. Because we all know that carbs are BAD so no more DeCecco spaghetti for you! Never heard of it? Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac
And last but not least, italian oriental noodles. That’s right! Star (spanish-italian company, I think) and Buitoni (italian) have finally put their money on instant ramen. There isn’t much variety, but the 3-minute cooking time is spot on. Saikebon (sigh-keh-bohn) is a play on the phrase “sai che buono” (sigh-keh-bwoh-noh), which means you know that it’s good. Oishii!