THE ORANGE VENDOR
The story continues with Paul
selling oranges at the market and his interactions with
The hustling and bustling seemed
never ending at the market. There was a steady flow of people in
an out; some buying and some just passing through. The weather
continued to be bright and sunny and there was evidence of the
Tony asked Paul jokingly, "Paul,
have you ever taken a crown cork of crack?"
"Me? Well ... once long time ago.
It makes you feel good for a while." Paul replied. "You feel like
you could crack down anything." He continued speaking to Tony.
Sometime later some ladies were
Paul shouted as he saw the ladies
coming in his direction, "Oranges, come and get your sweet
oranges. Taste and then buy!"
One of the ladies enquired, "Are
your oranges sweet?"
Paul replied sarcastically, "Sweet
just like you." as he looked at the lady.
"How dare you!" replied the
"Are you not smelling sweet?" said
The lady, blushing, enquired, "How
are you selling them?"
Paul then said, "Big or small, I
sell them all. Your purchase is my sale.
We both give and we both
"The price," the lady
"Give me one dollar; I will give
You would not regret it, you will
survive." Paul said calmly.
"Please give me five and I will
give you one.
After that I will sure by then be
gone." The lady then remarked.
She then told Paul, "If they are
not sweet I will not buy from you again next week."
Paul quickly put six oranges in a
bag. "Here you are sweet lady; I give you an extra
The lady paid Paul, collected the
oranges and continued walking along the same aisle between the
Paul then boasted at Tony, "See
what I mean? They cannot resist my sweet juicy oranges."
Tony replied, "I see ... but if
they are not sweet the lady will come back next week and crack
Paul, at this point said, "I should
have taken some crown corks from that guy."
Tony replied with astonishment,
"You dare not! Crack is not good for anyone - not even for use by
animals. It does more physical and emotional damage than
Paul and Tony continued to have
many sales throughout the day.
Copyright © Frank Ramtahal