When I first arrived, I committed a gaffe by using someone’s condiment in the kitchen. It didn’t occur to me that not all of the food items were provided by the clinic and thus available to everyone, and nothing on the shelves or in the refrigerator was marked to suggest that certain items belonged to individual people.
Once I realized my mistake, I went to the grocery store and bought myself a few staple items: peanut butter, hot sauces, nuts, and Tahin. Upon returning to the clinic, I marked every item with “por todo / for everyone.”
Imagine my delight this morning when I went downstairs to get some cuachalate tea and saw this on three bottles of sugar-free jam: