Saturday, January 20, 2007

Makin' Bread

If you shop at any of the grocery stores in South Pasadena, you are probably familiar with the lady who peddles homemade bread (it may be cake) in the parking lots. I have mostly seen her in the Von's parking lot, but most recently I spotted her (or she spotted me, rather) outside of Trader Joe's. She says that she's selling her wares for rent, and I always wonder how she sells enough bakery goods to make rent each month. I really want to respond compassionately, but I have to admit that it's alarming when someone comes running at you, emerging from your blind spot, yelling, "Excuse me! Excuse me!" (And if I am honest, I must confess: I have pretended not to hear her.)

Do any of you loyal readers know this person or her story?


Anonymous marielle said...

No idea what her story is, but yeah - her tactic of emerging from out of nowhere definitely puts me in a defensive, rather than charitable, frame of mind!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one time at OSH, i saw her drive into the parking lot, hop out of her car, and then run towards my direction. I dunno, she must bake a lot of cake. Has anyone tried it?

9:49 PM  
Blogger South Pas Blogs said...

I'm going to ask her for a sample the next time I see her. I will report back.

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I've often seen her in the OSH parking lot at night and I just can't imagine that her tactics really work. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one!

1:38 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I've run into her once at the Vons, once at the Trader Joes on Mission, and once oddly enough at the Trader Joes on Rosemead in Arcadia. This latter one threw me. If you are having trouble making rent, do you ride the bus all the way to Arcadia to peddle your wares? Or maybe it's her twin sister...

5:41 PM  

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