Sunday, June 28, 2009

Potatoes at the roadside

You can’t help but notice the increasing number of people selling fruit and vegetables on the side of roads and at roundabouts. As summer approaches and the traffic increases, we can expect to see more of these people selling out of the backs of vans.

Most are selling just one type of fruit or vegetables; watermelons, melons, garlic or potatoes all at knock down prices. The only reason the goods are cheap is because the sellers don’t have the overheads that they would have at the local markets. Many of the vendors are unemployed people trying to find an honest way to earn some money. As one of them told a local newspaper, "it is better than stealing purses on the beach."

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