In Stockholm, there are always people in the morning handing out the Metro, which is a free newspaper. It’s nice to have it handed to you, as everyone is usually running to a train.
But now I have become spoiled.
Lately, about once a week, these same people also hand out a free product from a company. I assume the company has made some deal with advertising in Metro. Sometimes it’s a breakfast cereal, sometimes a snack bar. The other day it was travel toothpaste. Excellent! I needed more of that.
Some days it gets strange. In the spring I was handed an ice cream bar – at 6:30 in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always up for a free ice cream, but this was really the wrong time.
Because I get so many free things, I have started to get angry when there are no handouts. I know this is not right, but they have spoiled me too much. I also get angry if the handout is something I cannot use. So Metro advertisers, here is a list of acceptable handouts:
2. pastry treats
3. more chocolate
As you see, there is a theme to the free items that I want. Get with the program, Metro. Happy readers have happy stomachs filled with chocolate. But please not in ice cream form before 10am.
you make me laugh! 🙂
I love how straightforward you are:)
Hopefully you’ll have more handouts!
Thank you! There was nothing again today! They’re falling behind. I’m placing my hopes on Friday. I could use another travel toothpaste. 🙂
Hopefully that will happen! Seems like it’s already Christmas haha…
and, how do you like Sweden? and the Swedes?
The Swedes are generally great and usually very honest. It takes a while to get to know some of them. Sweden is beautiful in the summer. However, I do not hold the same opinion for it in November, January and February (December gets a pass because of the pretty Christmas decorations).
It’s a great place, but they need to shorten their winter. 🙂