Sunday, July 08, 2018
On the Road in Mexico - The Sweeper Seller
The ingenuity, the creativity and the fact that this man has outfitted a bicycle to carry his merchandise
down the highway and through neighborhoods is a testament to the Mexican "can do spirit".
This photo was taken in January 2017, but has never been forgotten. It was seen as I was heading out to the beach, an eight hour drive. It caused me to smile and it never fails to do that, even now.
If you click on the photo, you can see all the mops and dusters and brooms that this man coming in from the campo has to sell.
It is not unusual to see trucks piled high with fruits and vegetables. Or piled high with mattresses, maybe twenty of them, tied down with rope in the back of a pickup truck. Or the little trucks from over in Michoacan where the great pine forests are, come in with fifty chairs tied together and loaded in the back of a pickup truck. They defy the law of gravity.
Truly, I've never seen them lose a load, although I'm sure it has happened. It is just part of the joy of living in this country to see how the people manage to make life work for them.