Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Grocery Shopping or What Could Go Wrong?

Tanya had a hair appointment which was going to take a while.  She went into town and when she was done, called a taxi to pick me up so we could go for groceries after.  We stopped by the beauty salon and collected Tanya on our way by.  The taxi was 40 and I only had 200; Tanya gave him a 50 and I snagged the change.  As a quick afterthought I split it with the driver so we both made 5.

When we got home, I discovered my house key had fallen out of my pocket, most likely when I paid either the first driver at the store or second driver when we got home.  Tanya also discovered that she had forgotten two packages of custom sliced meat at the meat counter. Losing a key is never good and Tanya was afraid the girl at the meat counter might have to pay for the forgotten packages.


At Pilot Taxi, all the drivers know us as we use them exclusively. They do not have any Ladas or Zhigulis, mostly newer Opels and Aveos. Tanya phoned the Taxi company.  The first driver had already gone home but found my key when the company called.  He called Tanya, who also told him about the forgotten meat at the supermarket. “Моя любимая женщина, I will make everything right”.  And he did.  

Some of today's purchases; the ones I could figure out from the bill

10 comments:

  1. Now THAT'S good service! And may I just say -- holy crap, your groceries are reasonably priced compared to what we pay in Edmonton!

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    1. Food here is relatively inexpensive compared to Canada but incomes are very very low. We eat pretty high off the hog compared to most, believe me.

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  2. Wow, cheap groceries (except for the cheese, which was undoubtedly worth the investment)! And what great service from the cab company. I'm beginning to understand why you live over there... :-)

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  3. Cab service here is so good. But they charge so little, I don't know how they survive. But if they charged more, real people couldn't afford them. When we first moved here, it cost 15 UAH to go to the grocery store which was $3 USD. Now it costs 40 UAH which is $1.60 USD. Incomes have not kept pace to inflation at all.

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  4. wow..cheap groceries...and I love ring sausage..is that like our ring bologna?with red rind?.ha..

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    1. Sausage (kolbasa in Russian, kovbasa in Ukrainian, kielbasa in Polish) is mainly eaten cold here. It is coarsely ground, spiced and smoked. It comes in mainly in chubs of varying diameters and lengths. I like the brand of ring sausage the local supermarket carries. Some of the chubs are really dry and fermented (like pepperoni). those are Tanya's favourites.

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  5. the advantage of a small community.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. Exactly. And even within the larger community we all tend to develop our own small community.

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