Hawker by golftragic

Hawker

One of the hopeful hawkers hanging round our bus.
He's ready to show off his wares, great street shot.
May 16th, 2019  
@joysabin Thanks Joy.
May 16th, 2019  
A great street shot, I was not too fond of the hawkers in India. They tended to go on my nerves ;-)
May 16th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana I totally agree, I took this shot from just near our bus, the cruise crew kept them at bay.
May 16th, 2019  
His face is so wonderfully clear - so well done.
May 16th, 2019  
I hate being hassled by street sellers, but I guess everyone has to make a living.
May 16th, 2019  
I struggle with hawkers too, would rather not buy anything than have to haggle over prices !
May 16th, 2019  
Happy fellow, such a crisp shot!
May 16th, 2019  
@robz Thanks Rob, a heavily cropped RAW image.
May 17th, 2019  
@casablanca @merrelyn Very difficult isn't it? What's a pesky hawker to us is someone trying to put food on a table. On our longer bus trips the guides had the right approach to balance the two. Don't buy from the hawkers in the streets, get back into the bus after seeing whatever. The guide then got a selection of goods from several hawkers and brought them on board for people to see and maybe buy without the hassle. People bought a fair bit that way and still stayed in their comfort zones. Win-win.
May 17th, 2019  
@angelikavr Thanks Angelika, heavily cropped, thank goodness for RAW.
May 17th, 2019  
Determined look
May 17th, 2019  
@jgpittenger Definitely!!
May 17th, 2019  
@golftragic This guide also takes a percentage of the items sold. Thinking about all this, you stand against the wall. ... We have to run with the crowd, because we will be stuck in the other. And we hide in the comfort zone.
May 17th, 2019  
It's a mixed bag- some give the appearance of barely making a living this way when in reality they do quite well. Others definitely need the income. And some use it as a distraction for pick pockets. Best to keep a distance. But your guides had a nice compromise. I'm glad it was mutually beneficial. Good shot.
May 17th, 2019  
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