I thought I had foreseen everything. Here are some of the things we have been obliged to buy:
- Cutlery trays
- Printer paper
- Rubber gloves
- Toothbrush mugs
Next we go to a large electrical supplies store. I have given up on my Swedish telephone. Something needs to be adjusted, and although our nice neighbour has kindly given me the correct kind of cable and the phone is apparently alive, it still doesn’t work. So we decide to invest in a new phone. There is everything imaginable in the store, and Staffan asks the closest assistant: “Do you have telephones?” “No, I am afraid we don’t”. In the next row, we find phones.
I wonder whether this is a male and female way of dealing with shopping. According to Staffan, men don’t shop, they make purchases.