Hundreds of pensioners crowd three days a week, as early as 4 am, to get free bread from the Pensionersâ âOmeniaâ Mutual Help House in the Rahova district, Bucharest, reminiscence of the communist-era endless queues. Here, every week, a strange type of party also occurs. Beyond the sad looks, those several hundreds pensioners that stand in line crack a joke and chat. Those who get the free bread are not well-off people. Many of the women are either widows or sick. The pensioners have to first pay a somewhat symbolical contribution to the organizationâs funds in order to get on the list.