Yesterday was payday for Panama’s “pensionados” or “retirees” in English. Time to go and buy our food and other stuff at nearby supermarket called “El Machatazo”. Usually my wife arrives before me, and when she is ready to pay, she phones, and in less time than you can wink an eye, I’m there with my Clave debit card in hand. Piece of cake.
This time there was a surprise waiting in the venue. A young and attractive Venezuelan girl was at the entrance of the edifice promoting M&M chocolate and Café Duran’s yellow mugs. Of course she was the suject to be captured by the camera. I asked permission to take her picture and she replied, “Yes Sir, you can take my picture but only if you take a picture with me.” “No problem”, I replied immediately before she changed her mind.
I took the shot and one of her peers took our picture with her cellphone. We both said Goodbye with a friendly smile on our faces. My wife enjoyed the photographic scene on the sideline.
Without further ado, this is the lovely Santa’s elf and the elusive photographer.