Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dont' touch the fruit

Today I saw a grown woman cry in front of me because someone touched her bananas. Let me explain. In Spain, many of the fruit stands, know as fruterias, don't allow you pick your own produce. You tell them what you want and they run around it get it for you. The store owner was in the process of getting my fruit when a guy walked up, picked one banana and asked he how much. Big mistake. At this point, she started crying and said "you can't touch the fruit", "the bananas are ruined", etc. I was shocked at her reaction, especially since had this particular guy touched my banana I most defiantly would not have cried.


Anonymous said...

I think it's interesting that she was very upset about someone touching her bananas since you don't eat the peel. I could see an apple or something... But that's nice that they do your shopping "for you".

Anonymous said...

I don't know why this isnt mentioned in more of the guide books.
I was in a market in Spain, looking at the flowers, and I happened to touch one of them and was scolded by the vendor.
Also, my Grandpa was picking out tomatoes and he obviously picked one up to look at it, and the vendor was so insulted he wouldnt even take the money, he just yelled not to touch the fruit.

Chris Rako said...

I agree, anonymous. Thanks for the comment.