"Knock it off you two!"
A lady was telling me how she, the oldest of the daughters in a family of eight siblings, was always sent by the mother to run to the store at a moment's notice when they suddenly needed something for the kitchen.
But never alone.
One of the brothers had to go with her whenever she left the house. But a brother wasn't always available. And whatever they were out of in the kitchen didn't get bought.
So, in her words, "Yanggen tåya' asukat, tododos mangigimen kafe sin asukat!"
"If we had no sugar, everybody drank coffee without sugar."
That's how our grandparents grew up. Single women never left the house unaccompanied.