The phone announces a calendar alarm and I growl “What is it!?”.
I look, and it states, “Pick up meat at Hillel, in 10 minutes”.
“Eeep!” I exclaim and run to change from workout clothing. I had forgotten the meat delivery was today. As quick as I can, I fly out the door and head out to the Hillel parking lot. Half way there I get a call to verify that I remembered and was on my way.
Once there I feel like I’m in a scene from another country or another time. The Hillel house sits dark and small gathering of people bundled in winter coats, check books in their hand gather about a van in the parking lot. The van has its back doors open providing the light for the scene. Each person comes to pick up their kosher meat that they had ordered that was delivered today, cases going into the back of cars, SUVs and mini vans.
Really I live in a regular city, but this is one of the twice monthly opportunities to pick up kosher meat at a decent price. Kosher in Colorado means big freezers, it’s as simple as that.