June 18, 2011
Things I See
This past week in our treks to the hospital and back, I thought about all the things that we see regularly along the way, that we’d probably not see in the U.S. Things that I may have looked twice at a few years back, but now are just common sightings.
I couldn’t quite get my cell phone out in time to take a picture of it, but we drove alongside an interesting truck. The cargo bed was filled with raw meat--what appeared to be beef ribs, not wrapped or anything, but just piled up in the back of the truck on their way (eventually) to our tables. We often pass the little old ladies who strap wooden boxes on the sides of their donkeys, kinda like saddle bags you’d see on a big motorcycle. Sometimes the ladies also ride the donkeys, but most often they are walking alongside them selling the contents of the boxes to folks they pass on the way. What’s in there? Glad you asked. The chickens they butchered that morning, including the innards and gooey parts, which always seem to string along outside the boxes.
I couldn’t get to the phone in time to snap a shot of the tigers in cages, either, but they were being pulled behind a truck with a guy who was announcing the arriving circus. Those big cats were stalking back and forth in their cages as they passed all the people waiting at bus stops, walking along the side of the road, or waiting for the light to turn red so they can wash windshields. I wonder if anyone tried to wash THOSE windshields!
You pass anything interesting on your commute lately?