Sweet Potato Vendor


On chilly winter days, sweet potato, turnip and corn vendors can be found on most street corners.

This vendor asked 4RMBs or sixty-four cents (USD) for one sweet potato. I paid and was allowed to take her photo, unharassed. However, looking at this photo, I regret that I didn’t buy all of her wares, especially now seeing her hands clenched, from standing all day in the cold.

The things we take for granted…like a heated car, home…or work environment.

4 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Vendor

  1. Those sweet potatoes look yummy. I do love them. You are right, for less than $15.00 you could have bought all of them and she could have gone home for the day! It was the thought that counts. You are so sweet to think about her! You could have eaten sweet potatoes for days. Sweet potato pie, Ruth’s Chris sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole, souffle, salad, puffs, fluff, rolls, waffles, cookies . . . . . . . . .

  2. Korea use to sell sweet potatoes like that. It made me so homesick. I wish I was there with you. Nothing warms you like a hot potato in your hands on a cold day.

    Miss you!

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