“When I moved from Chile to Germany, I felt very stressed about going grocery shopping. In Chile, groceries are packed by a store employee, but in Germany, you have to pack, sort and pay for your groceries all at the same time. So, I put everything in my shopping cart first and drive it aside.”
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