Thursday, April 03, 2014

We won! We won! We won!

OK, it wasn't really a contest. And the prize is a just a food container. And it wasn't even free.

So why is this dish such a big deal? Well, it's not because the grocery store gave us a big discount on it for spending money and collecting enough stickers.

It's because we figured it out all on our own. No one had to explain it to us. No one translated the information brochure. And no one helped us redeem the card. We did it by ourselves. You might think that's a little thing. But for us, this little dish signifies that we're not nearly as half-witted or incapable as we sometimes feel living in our new country.

That's right. We may be naive, but The Solheims can not only get to the grocery store and bring home the bacon. We can also figure out how the promotional gimmick works. And in our current situation, these everyday victories are worth bragging about!

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