It’s Good Friday! Time to pour yourself a…. Oh wait. Maybe not, all things considered. And even if you’re not religiously inclined, best to keep a clear head, as you’re going to need all your wits about you if you plan on securing some Easter Eggs tomorrow….
Here’s our Friday List (of sorts):
THE EGG-RELATED THOUGHT PROCESS EVERY EXPAT IN SINGAPORE GOES THROUGH IN THE RUN UP TO EASTER. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
Step 1 (A month before Easter): Oooh! Easter eggs! I must buy some. When is Easter again? Oh, ages away. I’ll buy some next week.
Step 2 (Three weeks before Easter): Ooh! There are those eggs again. Where are the Smarties ones? Huh. All gone. Still – loads of others. And loads of time. I’ll get them next week.
Step 3 (Two weeks before Easter): Golly – where have all the Easter eggs gone? Oh, PHEW, *there* they are. Wait – those are all pretty expensive. $25 for a chocolate shell? I don’t like my children *that* much, thank you very much. Still, loads of time to find the cheaper ones.
Step 4 (Easter Monday): FORTY FIVE DOLLARS FOR ONE MEASLEY EGG???? I’ll take my custom elsewhere, thank you very much.
Step 5 (Good Friday): “Good morning lovely RSEW Ladies! Has anyone seen ANY Easter Eggs anywhere on the island? Any at all. Will pay ANY PRICE.”
Happy Easter Weekend, y’all! And remember – a hard boiled egg served with a Kit Kat and a smile is all anyone needs this Sunday…