In what sense is 'une parade' used here - and can you point to a reference for its use please ? I am guessing it may mean 'solution' - but would expect 'trouver une solution' to be used. Alternatively, perhaps it is derived from the verbal expression 'parer à qqc', but if so, I can't find in the many different standard references I have looked at - nor in a search of French slang online - a meaning of the noun '(une) parade' that would fit here.
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Bonjour Maarten !
So in this context, the word "parade" was used as a "parry, counter" to the situation. Here, the protagonist thinks of her shopping situation as a "battleground" where she needs to find counters to obstacles, so in this way, she can see her solution to the shortage as a clever "parry" to a perceived aggression, hence the use of "parade" here :)Thus, une parade can also be used in the more general sense of a crafty trick.
I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !
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