Hundreds of pensioners crowd three days a week, as early as 4 am, to get free bread from the Pensioners Omenia 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. The bread that is given away here is made at one of the bakeries in Bucharest. Itâs not basically for free, because itâs paid out of the pensionersâ contributions.