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15 Thoughts Everyone Has While In A Foreign Supermarket

You’ve been to the grocery store a hundred times before. Like the boss adult being you are, you’ve got your shopping list and cart ready to go.

How hard could this be?

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What is this?

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What is that?

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What are THOSE?

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Is this salt or sugar?

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“I don’t know what this is but I’m buying it.”

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When Google translate doesn’t work.

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“What if I just… chose one randomly?”

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Realizing you’re going to have to ask someone for help.

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Awkwardly approaching the store attendant.

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No matter how many times you’ve rehearsed how to say “where is the milk” you still sound like this.

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Finally finding food from your home country.

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Checking the last item off your list.

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Running home to dig in to your fully-stocked pantry.

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Realizing you forgot something.

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Alivia Hancock is from Wisconsin and a third year student at Appalachian State University, where she is studying Global Studies, concentrating in globalization and sustainable development. Her second major is Japanese with a minor in applied linguistics. After graduating she hopes to enter a field in international or cross-cultural education. Currently pursuing her love for language at Okayama University in Japan, Alivia spends her free time practicing photography, creative writing, and adventurous eating. Follow her blog for stories about finding your second (or third) home. Check out her Instagram for extra stories on local cuisine, botanical gardens, and vlog updates.


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