Thursday, July 20, 2006
I always thought that everyone she sold food to hated her.
The first time I took notice of the vendor by the MRT Edsa Ayala bus stop was when she was ardently coercing a jeepney driver to buy more than he needed. The poor guy wanted to get “Suman” from the lady and he wanted two pieces and due to a steady stream of convincing on the vendors part, the dude went away with four.
The lady just shoved the extra 2 “Sumans” down the loose pockets of the jeepney driver’s vest.
This would be the reason why I though that all her customers hated her. Then one day I found myself buying bread from the lady.
“magkano po?”, I said while pointing.
The lady looked at the three pieces of bread. Here we go.
“kunin mo na lahat.”
Then she flashed the sweetest smile you could imagine in a 1 kilometer radius. The fat lady, with her glass eye, short cut hair and thick sun kissed skin was on the charm offensive.
“sige na ho. akin na lahat.”
I always thought that everyone she sold food to hated her. As it turns out, everyone hated her and loved her all at the same time.
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