After I spent the morning applying for jobs, I went to the gym. After the gym I stopped for tea and then decided to pick up a few fresh things for dinner (parsley, mushrooms, shrimp) tonight.
I decided to go to a store called “Northgate Market” mostly out of proximity.
The deli of this store was selling tamales, steamed in these huge self-serve bins. There were also hand-made tortillas being made (and fried into chips) right there. The entire store smelled sweet from the cakes and baked goods.
When I got to the meat department there were several people standing, holding numbers. Customers being helped. Those standing around watching a novella on the big screen TV’s. The numbers being called out were all in Spanish, in fact I did not hear a single word in English the entire time I was there.
I found what I needed and in standing in line to purchase the items listened to the checker talking to people. I understood a word or two every few sentences.
What I realized is I need to get back to studying, and I am further along then I thought. I want to shop in the store more just to pick up on the conversations. Oh and pretty fresh foods as well!!