I helped my mother shop today again. We bought stuff for grandma for her stay in the hospital.
My father also tasked us with "stockpiling" cooking oil, flour and sugar.
These products are currently under price control by the government, so you can only purchase a limited amount in most stores, but since I'm of age and we live at different addresses officially, even if they did check ID and residence, they couldn't do shit if we bought more than the store allows.
Took some pictures. I don't want to say the situation is grim or anything, because it's only the price-controlled stuff that looks understocked. Limit on most stuff is 12 kilos/litres, but for oil it was a maximum of ten litres in 5L bottles.
Also rice seems to be in short stock in some places.
I'm kinda reminded of the Russian idiom "We live well over all: Worse then last year, but better than next."
Thankfully important wares like the on one the last pic are not in short supply.
We also got a Moka Pot. Because my father keeps buying actual coffee and we don't have the means of using it. It doesn't work on an induction stove, so my mother had this 200IQ idea that if you put it in a pan that does work with an induction stove then it'll heat up, "compatibility" be dammed.
It makes some damn good coffee. Don't know if it's the method or the Ethiopian beans.
Helped my mother pack up things for her visit to grandma and then I sat outside. I read a Chinese novella and some literature on Cao Yu, which turned out to be mostly useless in a sense.
The novella was good tho, and I now have one book less to read for literature class.
Another sunflower sprouted, which is good. I'll have to separate them because they all grew out in the same pot. I honestly expected the seeds to just fail so I put three next to each other.
Probably an idiotic thing.
Also filled up a hole the dogs made. They keep digging holes in the most inconvenient of places.
Oh, and I didn't wake up to the alarm clock. First because I woke up for some reason in the middle of the night, and then my mother woke me up before it could ring.
Not the clock's fault. Tomorrow will be different.
I'm probably gonna try writing two of the three texts I have to today. Or at least one. >>73042
EQ is a fucking meme. I remember being told I have low EQ in elementary school constantly.
At best it's a tool to say someone who doesn't falter to authority is defective in some sense, or a coping mechanism for someone who is average or below average to say they excel in something meaningless like this. >>73034
I'm just addicted. I have a problem.