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Humanity Outside The Museum Of Royal Houses


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Outside the Museum of Royal Houses in Santo Domingo, though this ice cream vendor was eating his lunch, he was ready to sell his cones and bars as he stood up at the sight of the oncoming steps. He was taking another bite when he heard the click of my camera snapping this photo. He scanned my body language hoping that my steps would lead to him, which they did. I bought a vanilla cone.

Since his food depended on those sales, I asked him if he’d ever eaten his meals in peace. He said, “Sales give peace. One cone, more? please.”

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Categories: Culture, History, Personal, Postaday, Tourism, TravelTags: , , , , , , ,

12 comments

  1. A post to make me smile. Yes, two cones for me, chocolate, please. 🙂

  2. Kind act! One can sense a touch of positivity in his reply!

  3. nice take on the challenge – and you have a sweet heart for people – yes you do! and I wish I was there to help his sales too. have a nice day write mite!

  4. Somehow , I feel a strange sadness for him… good to know you help him buying his stuff… 🙂

  5. In New Zealand he’d have real problems setting up shop. There’s environment protection laws, council bylaws, health department laws, save-the-planet laws … and licences to get from every man, woman, and dog; and of course the anti-fats health brigade would insist his products be fat-free (a pity for them, fat is being rehabilitated even as I write this) and he’d be so busy with inspections all the time his potential customers would have to get in line and bring sandwiches and a good book. Did I mention labels?

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