Saturday, September 12, 2009

Part I: First Date Jitters

"Just try it."

"It won't be so bad."

"You might even like it."

I still wasn't convinced. 

But I tried.  (The vendor at the Markthalle held the date out as a token of friendship.  It was from her that I learned that food-shopping is different somehow when it starts with a handshake and a smile.)

Surprisingly good, surprisingly versatile, and surprisingly healthy.  Rich in fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, etc.  A snack on the go...No cooking required.

When I told my colleagues the next day, "I never had a date before I came to Germany," they looked at me rather strangely.  I explained.  Then we all started laughing.

Packing now.  Part II soon.

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