We're spending a few days in the big bad city, renewing our work papers and stocking up on food. The most unexpected things are sometimes available here. Huge chunks of cheddar cheese, strawberry Rice Krispies (no other flavor), apple-flavored Orbit gum, little Equal tablets, Doritos. But no stick deoderant, cheese slices, or our usual granola. The ice cream machine at Shop Rite has been broken, as is the ATM-card-making machine at Barclays. But the Indian-ish restaurant down the street has overpriced cupcakes with pink frosting.
We take what we can get, and are grateful.