26 January 2007

I Have Decided...

...we are buying a car.

There was no input from GLH. But I do not care. It will happen.

This decision was made after I had to schlep up the hill from town carrying full bags of groceries in each hand while struggling to also hold on to several pieces of dry cleaning.

Eventually I hooked the dry cleaning to the back of the collar on my coat, leaned way forward to balance myself and continued schlepping.

A couple of drivers slowed down for a better look.

They did not offer me a ride.

Yep. We are definitely buying a car.

11 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

It took me almost a year to figure out I could take the small train up to my place (22% hill grade)! I used to do the same thing! LOL - how dumb I was...

Global Librarian said...

I do it all the time with the groceries. No big deal. Adding the dry cleaning pushed it over the top.

And there is a bus. But it only comes every 30 minutes at that time of day. And I would have had to wait 20 minutes.

It's only a 10 minute walk. Except when you have to keep stopping to reposition the load...

Jul said...

So don't retrieve groceries and dry cleaning at the same time...

Global Librarian said...

Jul, that just makes too much sense. Don't ruin my drama! :-)

CanadianSwiss said...

So which car is it going to be?

MarianLibertarian said...

You could consider the health benefits. You could consider the unusual topic of conversation you gave the passing drivers at dinner that evening. You could reconsider how polite Swiss are (no one gave your a ride?!). You could, as Jul states, reconsider how errands are handled. OR you could buy a car!

Global Librarian said...

Don't know what kind of car. Don't care what kind of car. But trust me, as I trudged along with my burden all I wanted in the world was a car!

Another option is that GLH could get his own [insert expletive] dry cleaning. After all, it was all his anyway!

The Big Finn said...

You might consider buying one of those "granny carts" like Mrs. TBF did. It actually holds a surprising amount of groceries. Oh, and about the Swiss staring at you...
Get used to it...THEY STARE AT EVERYTHING! They can't help it. It's part of their DNA.

Beth said...

Any grocery delivery services? That's the way I'm leaning...

Greg said...

I'm from Seattle, where there is no useful public transportation. I tried to use the trams and walk around here, but in the cold, cold winter, I now drive....

When the Swiss stare at you. SMILE and WAVE at them. They're usually bored and often appreciate someone saying hello to them. The first time I waved was when my wife (who's Swiss), her sister and I were shopping in Ilanz. An old lady was staring at us out here window. I started waving, and then my wife and her sister joined in. Soon, the old lady was waving back and smiling. We all had a good laugh about it. :-) Since then I've continued to wave at them, and usually they're friendly back to me.

Sara said...

www.leshop.ch or www.coop.ch
they deliver the heavy groceries right to your door.