I haven’t posted in my “Ordinary” string in over a year I think, so I’ve been looking for ordinary things. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to notice Ordinary? Oh, I notice Irritating alright. I notice Uncomfortable. I notice Exciting. I notice Confusing. I notice Beautiful and Painful is impossible to ignore. But Ordinary?
It feels like just about everyone that is walking home at lunch or after work in the evening is carrying a plastic bag or two. I noticed this about the culture when we first arrived. But after living here for a little while it’s one of those things that’s now a part of my life too. When you walk and take buses to get around buying a lot of groceries at once just isn’t practical. Here most of us don’t have a car or minivan to carry our things home. But if you buy small amounts more often it’s possible to carry your items home in just plastic bag or two 🙂 Again, this is one of those cultural differences that after you see more pieces of the puzzle, I find that it seems completely normal after all.