For Sale...Fruit, Vegetables and Sofas ~ Romancing Italy

Aug 8, 2009

For Sale...Fruit, Vegetables and Sofas

In Monasterace, the sounds of a voice over a loudspeaker made me turn to see what was going on. When I lived in Trinidad I was used to political parties bombarding listeners with their propoganda blasted from loudspeakers perched atop their vans .

This, however, was not a political entreaty. A variety of sofas of various styles and colors were each covered in plastic and piled one on top the other on the back of a large truck. The loudspeakers on the cab shouted,

"Buy a three seat sofa for a bargain price of E50"

I've learned that "you get what you pay for" and I suppose in a month it would be again time to buy another sofa. And I suppose it would be better to not know where those sofas came from.


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