Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On pins and needles

This is another "Darn--where's my camera?" photo taken on my cell phone when I didn't have my real camera. But I couldn't let this guy get away. Blagoje (BLAH-go-yeh, his name which has its root in the word "to bless") was walking along, calling out, "Needles! Scissors! Zippers!" and smiling all the while. I bought a pair of scissors that I didn't really need, since he was so cute. He let me take his photo and made me promise to send him a photo, which I will happily do. I also admired his cleverness in using one of those pull carts to display his merchandise while he pushed it in front of him, and to store it in when he finished his daily rounds. His sign reads:
  • Needles...!!!
  • sewing needles
  • sewing machine needles
  • crochet needles
  • knitting needles
  • tapestry needles
  • safety pins
  • carpet needles

Blagoje has it all. I especially like the fact he also sold bandaids, and he treated me to a pack when he wrapped up my scissors. Do I look like a klutz??

8 comments:

Virginia said...

That's hilarious. Free bandaids for the scissor inept! Don't run with those scissors either!

Dusty Lens said...

As i get a bit older, i would need a magnifying glass to thread that needle. Glad you had your cell camera, this is a very nice portrait.

MuseSwings said...

That's such a cute story! I once was given a free bag of potatos when I bought a Christmas tree.

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a nice portrait you have captured of this man Bibi!

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

In your description you state how much you love the people in Belgrade, that is so obvious in your photos.
What a riot he carries bandaids as well!

Webradio said...

I'm smiling where I read this portrait...
"Sympa et amusant"...
Nice photo, so...
See You later...

soulbrush said...

what an old fashioned place to live in,,,why can't the world be that simple still?

USelaine said...

When I see these specialized vendors, especially on such a small scale, I wonder what it would be that I would sell from a cart, if I knew enough to do it. Maybe colorful ribbons?