If you didn't, you were rudely asked:
Not worth it, so you were likely NOT to recuperate those expensive kid leather gloves...!
She came back with the Boss, who informed us that "1 turn of the tower was all we were allowed" - so I told him to pack the rest of our meal in boxes - we'd finish it off in the street!
Maybe it saved on the National Economy - importing clothing can be expensive, but I have, to this day, the proof that Eastern Germany exported more clothing to West Germany than they sold to their own citizens.
These belonged to the State, but everybody who had Foreign currency could go and buy cheaply, everything that wasn't available in the East - but only with West money!
There was an Intershop here at Alexanderplatz metro station, just right for the travellers to illegally buy cigarettes and alcohol - dirt cheap - only to be charged by Customs officers when the train re-surfaced in the West!
"You're in the West here! "