It shouldn't be any big deal, but, to me, it is.
So, I'm totally guilty of avoiding things that might put me in situations where I could potentially be embarrassed.
I know how ridiculous this is.
So, for the longest time I have put off going to the local grocery store chain and applying for their "card" in order to get the discount offered on certain products.
I feared not being able to understand all the Italian the situation might require and worried that I'd look like an idiot.
However, one week while shopping I realized that I could have saved a huge amount of money if I had the card and that was the "straw that broke the camel's back" as we say.
The next week I walked up to the counter and asked for the card.
You know how much Italian was required?
Only enough to ask for it.
The rest you complete online. At home.
Why didn't I ask for the card forever ago?
(One of my favorite Italian words that you might use when you'd say "Come on" or "Give me a break")
Now that I'm the proud holder of the Esselunga Fidaty card, I've taken advantage of their grocery delivery service.
I love not having to carry my heavy groceries 20 or minutes to my apartment.
Instead they just show up at my door.
|Trying to use the grocery service for the staples...|
the stuff I buy fairly regularly and the stuff that's heavy: cereal, water, milk, juice, etc.
One would hope situations such as this would help me get over my fear of being embarrassed.
At least it's a small step in the right direction.
Have you ever avoided doing something that turned out to be so simple? Share your experiences with me in the comments! : )