Selling Gum


It’s not unusual to see all kinds of vendors walking in the streets selling everything from gum, to water bottles, to toys, to flowers. Most of the vendors are young foreign men, but it’s fairly common to see young children – both boys and girls – trying to earn money selling wares on the streets. Many of the children are in the country illegally, having come with their families to make the religious pilgrimage, and then they never went back home. I wrote a story called “Still She Smiles” on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure, about one such young girl we met one evening at a Burger King. She is someone we will never forget.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Selling Gum

  1. J Bar says:

    That’s something we never see, apart from window washers.

  2. ewok1993 says:

    that blog post you mentioned about is very good journalism. it’s something i would expect to read in say – reader’s digest. you should submit it there 😀

    this scene is nothing new in asian countries [seen it in the streets of manila phil and dhaka bangladesh]. it’s the way things are. very sad but somehow it’s always been that way.

  3. Judy says:

    That looks so dangerous to me. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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