Saturday, July 4, 2009

Danger buying fruit and pastries

Summer is in full swing and bees are out in force.
Street stalls, the public market and many small shops are wide open to the street.
The other day, I went into the local bakery to buy fresh rolls (bolillos.)
There were 30 or so bees hovering over the pasteries which are all on open serve-yourself racks and flitting around the cafe area where people were enjoying their coffee and cake.
When I took my purchase up to the register I asked, "Doesn't anyone ever get stung?"
The girl answered, "No, they're all old friends, when one of them dies, we have a funeral mass," with a big smile on her face.

I guess they're so fat, satisfied and feel so unthreatened they don't care.

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