We are out of groceries.
I need to go to the store.
I did not go to the store today.
Brent and I went out to eat.
We went just down the street to one of the bajillion little cafe type restaurants in our area. They serve traditional Jewish food. It was great. We had goulash with mashed potatoes and green beans.
As we are sitting there eating I see something move in the corner of my eye. I look up and in a chair against a wall is a black cat. It looked like it had just woken up from a nap and was licking it's paws. It made me pause for a moment. I wondered if it was a stray that wandered in. Then I noticed the waitress spoke fondly to it as she walked by. I was pretty sure it was not a stray. Then I continued eating my delicious dinner.
This would never fly in the good old U.S. of A. Talk about Health Code violations. But it's pretty common around here. People take their dogs into restaurants with them, usually only sitting in the outdoor seats but in the winter those outdoor seats are enclosed. They go into the pharmacy with them, into the kiosks. Someplaces have a spot where you can tie your dog up outside the door but you just never know when you are going to see an animal inside a store. This is just one of those many differences between here and the States.