The morning coffee klatch lasts 1-2 hours. Then the people drift off. That's when I use the Cafe Kitsch WiFi to make a blog post.Pushy shoe shine boys
11am - I mentioned to others at the coffee klatch, that most of the shoe shine boys cave in after only asking me once if I want a shine. Being that I have experience in sales, I have learned that it takes more than one attempt to close to make a sale.
But that does not mean that a shoe shine boy should ask the same question, over and over again.
One shoe shine boy just tried this close: "Please let me shine your shoes. I need food."
Wow! Strong close!
Living in Guatemala
2:30pm - I am not not sure if I wrote to you before about what I am doing here in the Town of Panajachel, Guatemala. But if I did, it is likely worth writing again.
I am here to simply live in this foreign place. Not to tour. I've already done that. But just to be here, and enjoy daily life here.
Often I stand at the side of a road, and just observe. Or do the same kind of observing while enjoying lunch or supper. It is thrilling for me to do this. Because I am doing it here, far away from home. Not rushed. Simply here.
My friend Panchito
Do you remember my friend, Panchito? I knew him for several years. That was when I lived in the Pueblo of Santillan [State of Queretaro, Mexico].
Panchito and his father, Don Pancho, co-owned a large, very successful body shop. Father and son were both murdered while they slept inside that body shop. That was in August, 2013.
Just a little while ago, I was online with Google Map looking at the street view of the body shop. I was astounded to see in the street view, none other Panchito himself, talking to a customer at the entrance to the body shop!
Apparently, just when the Google street view camera drove by, Panchito was standing in his driveway and got captured in the pic! Remarkable!!
My blog story about that terrible day may be read by clicking [here].