Lucky omen

watermelon truckSeeing the first watermelon truck of the season brings good fortune all day. This one was spotted today just before the southeast intersection of Manchaca and Redd (right side of the street, headed north), where everything’s nicely shaded. The huckster said he’s been there a couple of weeks already and that he’ll be there Thursdays and Fridays through the season.

In addition to fresh-picked watermelons (both with seeds and seedless), cantaloupes, and jalapenos up from the Valley, he was retailing items obtained from distributors, among them fresh coconuts, pineapples, and more, including good limes at the good current price of seven for a dollar. We were mightily impressed by his excellence in mental arithmetic.

As we were leaving, a taco truck pulled up. Perhaps each business’s proprietor was about to become the customer of the other.

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