Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Too Much Tequila!

     I was going through pictures from my recent trip to Isla Mujeres and I came across this one. I’d fallen asleep on the beach after too many tequila sunrises and I woke to the sight of this vendor walking by. I shook my head to clear away the cobwebs but the macabre image remained. I couldn’t resist reaching for my camera and snapping a picture.
     Can you guess what this vendor was peddling?


  1. Hair extensions or a weave. One or the other or both.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Mobile hair salon. Braids While-U-Wait (and wait and wait...)

  3. My guess would be a hair-braiding service, too.

  4. We have a winner! It IS hair braiding. I thought about having it done but, as in many things in life, I've put it off until another day.

  5. Hah - your comment above reminded me of your November 26 post ("Did you stumble over any of these old sayings while growing up?").

    The phrase "close, but no cigar" originates from the early part of the 20th century when cigars would be handed out at carnivals as the first prize. When someone just missed out on winning, the stall holder would say, "close but no cigar."

    It's kind of funny, but the radio show I'm listening to on my way to work has been having fun with such old, puzzling expresseion (people call in and try to guess the origin of such phrases).

  6. Oh, shucks, I was going to guess very high grade Tequila!

  7. I actually knew the answer, because years ago we took a vacation to Mexico, and people would roam the beach selling things. They'd bring t-shirts, or sodas, or sometimes a picture. If it was a pic of a boat, they were offering to sell a boat ride. Jet-ski, the same thing.

    On day 3, a woman came up with a picture of a girl with braided hair. "You're selling WOMEN?" I asked.

    "No, no," she said, and touched her hair.

    "You're selling HAIR?" I asked, then, always quick on the uptake.

    She finally explained what she was selling -- braids -- which was good, because women and hair are hard to declare on a customs form.

  8. Braids, of course! :-) (Although I prefer to think of her selling heads on the beach, just because I can be kinda morbid that way.


  9. HAHAHAAA! You're something else Stephen :)