Sunday, October 5, 2008

in your dreams

today, on the beach, a 10-year old girl named "rith" was selling fruit.
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now, the deal is that they ask for an amount that is overpriced, you barter back an amount that is underpriced, and then you settle on price.
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now, remember, this girl is 10. ..ten!
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here's our conversation:
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rith: you want fruit?
lenny: no, thank you.

rith: yes. you want mango.
lenny: no, thank you.
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rith: no. you want mango and pineapple, two dollah.
lenny: that mango looks good, but two dollah too much.
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rith: you want fruit three dollah... (and on and on)
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..................then, after several bouts of serious negotiation...
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lenny: okay, okay, okay... i have TWO mango AND pineapple, ONE dollah.
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and then she hit me with today's line of the day. ..it was sooooo cool, soooo calm, sooo calculated, soooo nonchalante... this young, sweet, salesperson (who cannot speak english) gently looks me dead in the eye and softly says (with perfect pronunciation):
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"in your dreams."

2 comments:

  1. Willy, Judy, Kelly, Abby, Tiki, SydneyOctober 5, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    I really thought of Abby when I read this one. I told the story and she laughed and laughed. I can see this coming out of her mouth in spanish and she does not speak it.

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  2. Hi, Judy!

    Yeah, it was both surreal and hilarious at the same time.

    :)
    Len

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