Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The search


Do you know how difficult it is to find a
4-ring binder?
It was on my son's 5th grade list of what to buy for school this year.
I have looked everywhere here, and to no avail. I got the strangest look when I actually asked about a 4-ring binder in one of the popular office supply stores...
you know, the look like...
A what? 4-rings? no, ma'am......
we only have 3-rings here (meaning America in my opinion, hahaha)

So, I wrote an email to a couple of people in the school, and yes, in fact, the paper and the binders in Brasil are 4-holed/ringed.
So, that is one item from "The List" that will have to be bought in Brasil!


6 comments:

Fabiola said...

Welcome to the only country in the world which uses 4 ring binders. At home, we have 3 ring binders as well as 4 ring. And guess what: we have 2 different hole punchers too.

About my background, I put one item at a time, first the background, then the header and the last elements were the tags.
And I was saving every step of the way. On the other hand, I had a hard time to figure it out the font sizes, it got a little messy.

We just came back to the hotel, to shower and get ready for the Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. The parade in the morning was awsome.

I will post pictures soon.

Fabiola

2Thinks said...

Buying school supplies already?? Say it isn't so. It's summah!

Heidi

Brenda said...

We used 2 ring binders in paraguay, I thought they were kind of handy. , but 4 ring?

mythopolis said...

Now, can you find a four leaf clover?

BLOGitse said...

We use 2 ring binders in Finland but some companies use 4...

With 2 it's quick and easy! :)

Sonja said...

Now that is interesting! I never knew that! When do your kids start school? Today was the first day that we received back to school flyers with the paper....and we don't start back until Sept 8th or something like that (too lazy to walk to the calendar!).