Two weeks ago my fruit guy was not there and his stall was empty. I bought fruit from the guy that has a stall next to him. He’ll get grapefruits from him if he doesn’t have any when I come.
So last week when I went to stock up my fruit guy asked where I had been. I told him that he wasn’t there the last time that I came. To which he responded “Yes, I know. You bought fruit from [insert friends name].” And pointed to him. I laughed and said “Oh yeah, I did,” realized that I suppose they would discuss that in the hours they sit near each other all day.
But then he said, “Yes you only bought grapefruits and honeydews, no bananas. Why not bananas? You always buy bananas.” To which I sort of chuckled and said, “Yeah…maybe…I don’t remember.”
So if I had any allusions of anonymity and thought that perhaps I could sneak in and out unnoticed…well, they are gone now.
Especially as the only foreigners in this part of town we are learning that our behaviors are quite well noticed by all. It’s a little weird, I’m not gonna lie.