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I’m still talking about Friday. I guess when the momentum of activities takes us over we tend to do a lot, and during the times of relative recess that is when we get the energy to talk about it.
I got some pink cherries, big dry ones with the pits inside. It was only afterwards that we realized it wasn’t punched in, because the bar code reader registered an error that apparently was like Item Not Listed, Press C to continue, and the cashier pressed C but did not see if the cherries were properly tooted.
That was how we called it, because we had no idea how much the cherries were, and we were looking for the price check machines, but none were working. The clerks couldn’t help us when we were looking for the Toot.
Finally we went back to the aisle where we found it, and saw the listing on the shelf saying it was thirty pesos.
What is it with markets that do not put price tags on their wares anyway, relying on the price check machines that do, as in this instance, break down, and sometimes the shelf listing is difficult to find.
But it was the only such item we did find, so maybe it was being phased out; still tasted good though.
From there we had to go to the bus terminal near Festival Mall, where we were sure to get a bus to Santo Tomas.
It was either there or get on a bus going to the LRT station near the EGI mall, and get another sure bus there.
Fortunately it was not as difficult to get through the only apparent crush of people at EDSA as we feared.
When we did get to the Festival Mall area, we didn’t board immediately, instead asking what time the last trip was, because we were planning to do some research, going into a Thai massage place nearby.
When we did finish there was only an air-conditioned bus available, whose ticket fare is sixteen pesos higher.
And this one had only one seat to the right of the aisle and two seats to the left, so they really had to fill up more before they left.
There was more shopping done of Saturday, not really something to look forward to because in the next city where we went to, historically weekends are the times where the lines to the checkout are longest.
Worse, in the grocery that we did go to, there was an anniversary sale, so lines were longer than usual.
We did buy several scents of a new bleach to try out (original, floral and lemon) and of a deodorizer cake as well.
It was also then that I saw sometimes buying a smaller size of a certain product, such as cooking oil, not only ensures the freshness of the later packs that will be opened, but sometimes there are bonus quantity percentages as well that add up when you are planning to get the bigger size.
I also tried the lemon and pepper crispy fry breading. Not that flavorful, but at least I tried it and satisfied my scientist nature.