“This is me business, I been selling like this for years, you know how long. I don’t mek nuff, nuff money but it does bring in money and it does help me out a lot. And me does give credit but dah does bring bad business but me gaffo try.”
The words of a roadside vendor on a busy thoroughfare. The business to which she referred was a small glass case perched on a table underneath a modest tent. Next to the glass case are a few bottles in which an array of confectionary is on display. I would often purchase mints from her stall and the morning I decided to engage her, she was alone at the stall. There were times when her husband would be present with her and other occasions when it would just be him.
“I have this business long and you would see how much people does come with dem children lunch kit and buy snack for them,” she shared…..