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Random Conversation at a Produce Stand in Baja

Gypsy Jan Apr 19, 2013 04:50 PM

Basically, the produce stand is just a large piece of tarp stretched out overhead as a roof and others draped down the sides for walls. The space is large enough for a large center and two flanking aisles and a back counter.

Purchases are weighed on an old-fashioned shovel scales and the amount is totaled on handheld calculators.

Needless tp say. the interior is very dim and the business closes at dusk.

I love shopping here, the selection, the quality and the smiles.

I was waiting behind a somewhat grandmotherly-looking lady while she completed her purchase. She looked over at my small bag of fresh Habanero peppers and quietly said to me, "No bueno, no bueno", trying to communicate that she thought that the peppers were too old and not good for using in cooking.

I smiled and explained that we were going to make a paste with the peppers and om,e Vaseline and paint it on our dog door so the Rottie puppies would stop chewing it up.

She laughed and agreed that, in that case, the peppers were "muy bueno".

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