Thursday, September 11, 2008

Roadside Stand

On my drive to and from work, I often see this little man on the side of the road selling his colorful variety of fruit and vegetables under his brightly colored umbrella. As colorful as the surroundings are, I think my favorite part is the years of hard work that show in his sweet, weathered face as he sits there in his chair awaiting his customers.

So today I stopped - - - not to buy fruit, but to just ask him if he'd mind if I took his photo and used him on a "photo blog" that I do. He seemed flattered and 'fixed himself up' a little. After a few quick photos, I thanked him kindly and headed back to my car so that he could help his next customer. But as I climbed into my car, he hurried over and asked me if it would be too much trouble to get him a copy of the photo. I smiled and said I'd do my very best.

So I plan to print out a photo and drop it back by the next time I see him out there. I intend to have some cash on hand too, so that I can make a purchase this time.


Lana said...

I always see him out there, too! No matter if its raining or 100 degrees outside he is always there! Dedication! I wonder how good the fruit and vegetables are?!

Dan said...

Wonderful pic and a great post!