Saturday, February 09, 2008

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Yesterday I was supposed to take some boxes to the gallery. So at home, I packed them into a plastic bag... the only one I could find was from LIDL*. I thought oh shit, when I go shopping in LIDL, then it is ok to carry everything in LIDL bags, but as I carry something else then I feel, in a way, ashamed. In Berlin you just don't carry a simple supermarket bag with you. It has to be a cool textile "Jute Beutel", self-made from old cool fabric or with a cooool picture on it. Not just simple plastic bag. What could I do? I didn't have any Jute Beutel at home, and I was shamed to carry a stupid LIDL bag, so I just turned it around - inside-out. I thought, ok, it will be less visible. And bravely walked to the U-Bahn station. As I walked on the (my favorite!) Warschauer Brucke, there was a guy who wanted to sell/give me a newspaper... as I mumbled "no" and looked angry away, he shouted after me: Hey, why do you carry a bag on the wrong side?

and I wanted to go unnoticed...

* - for those of you who don't know what LIDL is, it is a cheap supermarket chain.


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