I’m back here to share a funny story that happened to me the previous day during my shopping. I said to myself that this is not to be skipped as it almost made my day.
Weekend at the HyperMarket
I was at Maadi Carrefour hypermarket, extremely irritated by the evening crowd. The amount of people in the evenings before the market closure is really big. And this is Cairo. People every time and everywhere 🙂
I was trying to make my way and passed through the frozen food section. My attention was taken by the big variety of semi-manufactured food. I saw many bakeries with different fillings, as well a big choice of almost ready pizzas. How interesting, would this save me some time? Or better to save some money? My always dilemma!
Then I decided to have a better look on this type of ready-to-cook food. Unbelievable! “Chif MIMO” won my attention! I thought, it supposed to be “chef”. 😬Anyhow, his 3 pizzas in a pack were at a super offer which says 1+1=3! They were valid for “6 Mothers” after the production date. 😅
At that moment I had no one to laugh with so I just took a photo. Maybe I would try another time the convenience food in Egypt. This time I decided to save.
I found this designed pack hilarious while shopping, maybe to someone this wouldn’t make any difference. To me it is important when I buy a product, to see that the manufacturer had a little effort to make the packing clear and good looking. I always check what’s written on the pack, and I compare the ingredients.
Be True to be Trustworthy
Correct information on the pack brings me more trust. And I buy when I trust. In Egypt I used to buy many products that doesn’t have info written in English. That’s okay, as English is not a primary language here, so, why to make things “over”? If English supposed to attract more customers, then, let it be all correct. And nowadays it’s so easy to help yourself with the online translators.
Why I shop in Carrefour?
Aside the funny thing, I mainly buy the groceries at the big hypermarkets like Carrefour. I would like to support the little shops too, but it’s unfortunately not always the best option if you are a foreigner who lives in Egypt. Now I have compared well, so I trust more the big stores. Everything is fixed and precise, while the local shops in Maadi are quite costly. I buy some fruits and vegetables from the shop around, but I have to bargain to reach the regular price… and that’s not what I will be always ready for.
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