If you just need and/or only have the money for a roll of toilet paper, you can buy just one roll. And the best part is that it doesn’t cost any more than buying 350 rolls just to save a $1.
If you want things to come to your door at any given time on any given date, just tell someone and it will happen. Well, it should happen. But then again, we’re still waiting for the dentist…
Right now, I have Antonio knocking on my door every other day at around 12:30pm. He comes up the hill pushing his canopy covered bike (which he doesn’t actually ride) loaded with all the key produce; watermelon, apples, mangos, mandarins, bananas, tomatoes, limes, onions, avocados, jalepaños). I buy enough vegetables for a few days and pay a reduced rate to the store fronts (they have to pay rent). If I’m not around but I know that I really need something, I tell my neighbour and she tells Antonio and he comes back at a time when I’m around. Works for me.
But, sometimes we don’t meet up or he doesn’t have everything I want.
For example, this Monday, he didn’t have mangos. But that’s okay because the Mango truck comes by on Tuesday so I knew that I could get some then. Yes, a truck pulls up in front of my door to sell me mangos. And plantain. And pineapples. Tamales. And so on.
If you need something, I swear the next day you’ll be walking down the street and there will be a person selling what you need. Happened to me recently when I needed a mop and wooden kids chairs. You’d think it was magic or something. But it’s not, it’s just the way Mexico rolls.
And that’s the way it is for everything imaginable.
Ever Seen Anyone Selling Something Odd?
— Journeys of The Zoo (@zoojourneys) March 11, 2015
P.S. Antonio asked me for a copy of the picture I took. Um. It’s a digital picture and no one here prints digital pictures. Only film around here. I’ll take it up to the print shop and have it printed on regular paper.
* You see the set of wheels strategically placed under the (at least 5) ladders running horizontally. Everything is weighted just so one person, one person can push that contraption up and down hills and all around the city. Oh and if you need any chimney sweeps, he sells them too.
** We see things like this every day. The ladders as well as other people selling “odd” wares. We’ve grown so accustomed to it that I don’t usually take pictures of them. Besides, people would think that I was the weird one for taking pictures.