The funished apartment came with a range and refrigerator but nothing else in the kitchen. The first few weeks I stocked it with a minimilist set of the usual stuff. When I gave notice I was leaving I told one of the helpers that they would have first pick of anything I left behind.
I invited them in last night for the goodie grab. Everything was in the kitchen. I told them anything on the counter to the left of the sink or on the two shelves above was theirs for the taking. I had to explain three times, not because we didn’t communicate, but because they were so surprised. Once it sunk in that they could have as much as they wanted their faces lit up like kids on christmas morning.
The both had relatives and were sure somebody, somewhere would need a rice cooker or flatware or some Melamine cups,bowls and dishes. They took almost all of it, leaving the food and most of the non kitchen items. Jeeze, I can’t even give away my CD case sized magnetic chess board.
Leticia (on the left) and Chona.