(I’m pretty bored to be writing about this. There is one more hour to kill before it’s time to head for the train station.)
Fitting everything for the 5 night trip to Penang into a regulation sized airline carry-on bag means taking only what I need. Where do I put a tablespoon of salt? My only small containers are pill bottles and those are already in use.
I need it because gargling with salt water helps if and when I start to get a sore throat. I’d rather have some salt on hand just in case.
Much of Thai food has no calcium, so most days I buy a cup of yogurt at the 7-11 I pass on the way home. I have spoons at home, but I’ve given up trying stop the clerk from giving me a plastic one with every purchase. I have a surplus of tiny plastic spoons. Wrapped in plastic. Bingo.
I push a spoon out of it’s wrapper, big end first. Pour the salt in then tie a knot. The plastic is flimsy, so I put the first bag inside another and my problem is solved.