Saturday, October 14, 2006
Every major street has vendors walking along, hawking their merchandise to passersby and motorists. I have seen vendors selling sunglasses, watches, Kleenex, mirrored bathroom cupboards, toy guns, shirts, socks, pictures of Mecca, plastic shelving units, wicker baskets, and magazines (both English language and Arabic). When I first saw them I was disbelieving--someone expected to make a living doing this? But people actually do buy from them. In fact, I buy from them! I bought David a watch from one of them. We were haggling over the price, and the vendor suggested I should pay more because, look!, it is a Longines! And if you believe that I know a bridge you can buy...
Posted by Annette at 9:26 AM