A day in the life of a Gypsy:
Pace the area going up to the famous Segovia aqueduct monument and show your saddest eyes. Approach a tourist who happens to have a kind heart.
Bonita y cuesta 10 euros
Muy bonita! 8 Euros…
Siete Euros… muy, muy bonita. Randy agrees to purchase the pretty shawl and takes out a 10 Euro, but she says she has no change. No problemo, she offers two scarves for 12 Euros. Randy goes for it and gives her 12 Euros to purchase two shawls. His reasoning: But she has such sad eyes and needs business.
We get back to the hostal and look in the bag, only to discover she has switched the really fancy scarf for a scarf that is not as flashy. The old” bait and switch” trick.
Hey, that’s my fancy shawl she’s trying to sell! It’s a living, I guess…