the surprise


Slice of Life Challenge Day #1

As I walked past the overpriced blueberries, colorful Easter chocolate eggs and refrigerated cheese section, I did a double take. I turned back and walked over to the bacon section. What was this? This was usually not here. I opened my bag and grabbed my phone and clicked on the camera. I snapped a picture and then scrolled through my contacts. I found my friend’s name and sent her the photo asking, “Is this what you wanted?”.

I continued to go around the supermarket, passing through the typical vegetables and brightly colored dragon fruits. I made it down the cereal and bread aisle, when I received a text back. “Yes!!! Is it too late?” I replied, “How many should I get?” I already had one package in my shopping backet. She said, “How many can you carry?” I laughed to myself. I ended up getting 4 more packages of Oscar Mayer Wiener Turkey Bacon.

Living in Singapore, you learn to stock up when those rare, difficult to get items are in stock at the supermarket.

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15 thoughts on “the surprise

  1. Amy Rudd says:

    Wow! You can bring home the bacon! I am surprise to hear it’s difficult to get…oh, it’s so easy to take things for granted. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate the little things that might not be so easy to get…

  2. elsie says:

    If you weren’t a writer, this fun moment would have been lost forever. You just never know what will be a rare commodity when you move to a new place. Enjoy that bacon! (and what a good friend you are)

  3. Nicholas says:

    I spent five years living in Korea and can totally relate to this. I remember finding a store that sold root beer once, and i think paid something around 20 dollars for a twelve pack.

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