Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

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Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:40 pm

Just a snapshot of life around the office.

We have two new team members (16yo and 18yo sisters), neither of which speak much English or have much faith in my Khmer.

We're going to make pancakes (from a packet) so I've sent them out to a mini-mart for:
- a packet of Betty's pancake mix
- a small tub of chocolate ice-cream
- bananas, but not plantains
- a specific brand of bacon (well, reconstituted ham product)
- some loaves of bread (unrelated to the pancakes)
- a specific brand of peanuts

Neither girl is accustomed to going into mini-marts, and don't trust me when I say the staff will know what my list says.

Curiously, I'm quite interested/excited to see what they bring home. It's like a lucky dip!
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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by Paulo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:49 pm

You gave them product photos on their smartphones, right?

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They'll do well.
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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:13 pm

Paulo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:49 pm
You gave them product photos on their smartphones, right?

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They'll do well.
We learned long ago to keep packaging for just this purpose - they did very well!

The only surprise was some unknown packet of unknown things, but it turned out to be the thermal bag the store put the bacon in to keep it cool.
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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by Duncan » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:30 pm

Well that's a good start,, finding someone to go shopping for you.

Now, how do I start one of these '' team member '' setups ?
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by The Whisperer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...
Unread post by StroppyChops » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:40 pm

You've forgotten the lemon juice and treacle, but anyway good cooking.

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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:59 pm

The Whisperer wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:49 pm
You've forgotten the lemon juice and treacle, but anyway good cooking.
Already in stock, along with maple syrup.
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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:00 pm

Duncan wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:30 pm
Well that's a good start,, finding someone to go shopping for you.

Now, how do I start one of these '' team member '' setups ?
They walk the dog, too - living the thug life here, brother.
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm

Ah Stropy Chops, you are a very strange man. But good.
(i think)
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Re: Khmer team shopping at mini-mart - not sure what to expect...

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:50 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Ah Stropy Chops, you are a very strange man. But good.
(i think)
Give it time.
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