free!

One great thing about living in an emerging economy, aka “the thirld world”, aka “the only markets left on earth that aren’t already 100% saturated with Western crap” is that multinational companies, in their eagerness to create needs where none existed before, give out lots of free stuff. Grocery shopping in Bangkok is bank: I’ve gotten free samples of:

  • proscuito
  • parmesan reggiano
  • smoked salmon
  • caviar!!! (the sample tray was left unattended, let’s just say I ate a lot of it. 😛
  • entire bottles of shampoo, mouthwash, moisturizer, and of course, SPF 50++ sunscreen, for keeping your skin eskimo-white despite the tropical sun.

Today I got some Lindt chocolate and strawberry juice. Score!

2 Responses to “free!”


  1. 1 tewson August 8, 2008 at 1:04 am

    wow, which bank?

  2. 2 julielavoie August 14, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    haha, “bank” is just an expression that means “reliably awesome”


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