Saturday, 23 April 2016
On one occasion during this holiday I spotted a beach vendor near Torino's Bar at El Cotillo, Fuerteventura.
She was carrying a notice with "Beer", "Cola", €1.50, and so on, written by hand on the card.
On her back she had a cool-bag with the said beverages.
The young woman remained quiet, however.
Now I have observed coves peddling these items on other Canarian beaches, and the trick is to have a act of some kind, with comical rhyming verse.
For instance, "Beer, Coca-Cola, Pineapple, Looky-Looky, Tutti-Fruiti"; whereby the sun-worshippers flock to you, brandishing the old dosh.
Cockney costermongers and barrow-boys were exceedingly artful in this regard and could have taught us a thing or two about marketing and salesmanship.
The desired result should prove to be most efficacious indeed, what?
By the way, the fellow atop with his bike and a load of bangles or necklaces is not self, in case you wondered.