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. Paul Ispas has been giving away bread at the âOmeniaâ since 2003. He has noticed something over these seven years: people come to the house more and more poorly dressed. âWorse dressed and more wretched. I pitty them! Now, if I look better, I can see their numbers is down because some of them have died in the meantimeâ, says Ispas.