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. The bread comes by the van early in the morning, before the break of dawn. Some of the pensioners wake up early to get a good place in line. By the time they get the bread, the old men gather around the boxes for a chat.