It took a couple of seconds but then it struck me in a flash. I was driving at a speed of 70 on a remote state highway passing through the outskirts of a tiny Indian village.
I backed my car, went over, asked him to cut me a fresh bowl. “Dude, you’ve styled your hair?!”
“Brylcreem” He snorted “By the way, Mister, there ain’t much left on your head” (That’s the picture moment)
“Ahem…I’m a writer”
“Quit it. I love to chop but in a restaurant kitchen, the oven heat and closed room messes my hair. So I’m here in the open. Got it?”
75 thoughts on “The Salad Guy”
[ Smiles ] He looks as though he enjoys the process of making salads!
Yup. Thank you for coming by Renard!
[ Smiles ] You are welcome, Arjun.
Cute kid! And obviously not afraid to share his opinion. 😉
I hope you have a similar opinion about me too 😉
Of course! All bloggers are cute, aren’t they?… 😉
Loved this one! Honest to the bone …or hair.
Ha Ha. Tiny lessons on your blog and some out there!
Wise kid. Priorities sorted!
and a common element, in almost everybody living in the countryside. They like to keep it simple.
I love he knew what he liked without fear of criticism! thank you for sharing this gem. XO
I wonder if this kid fears anything. I suppose country kids are like that. You must know better! 🙂
Thank you for appreciating it.
Nice Click…The Innocence and Purity comes out in this picture..I say when you need Honest opinion ask a Kid.. 🙂
True words. Thank you very much Harsha 🙂
What a beautiful and illuminating expression you caught in that photo. The boy is filled with humor and good will; ‘love it!
WoW. I’m so glad. Thank you very much Ronnie. Good to have you around. I feel awesome!!
– such happy smile
Great picture and great story!
Thank you very much!
Nice picture Arjun, timed to perfection!
Thank you so much Peter! 🙂
A pleasure my friend. Where was the state highway taking you?
I was on my way from Ajmer to Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This spot was before Pali.
A state I’ve been meaning to go to. My sister in law is from Rajasthan. Ganganagar if I remember rightly, very close to the international boarder.
I’d love to be cruising along an open highway; hope you’re enjoying the trip!
Arjun you’re up in the middle of the night!! I’d have a bet you’re writing something?
I wrote this 3 hours back. Honestly, more than writing, taking pictures, I prefer doing nothing. The idea is to make myself comfortable in my own company, stay still.
You should. From Ganganagar, make a trip to Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur that’s the border route, you won’t see a soul for kms. It’s breath-taking, especially around the full moon time.
You’ve sold it to me with that description!
Great smile and relaxed moment for this Guy!!!
Thank you Massi. Have a lovely day!!
He surely knows what he wants to do in life and his priorities. 🙂 Where did you find him? I have never seen an open sky salad stall in India. In Mumbai, I purchased sprouts salad outside our park. You captured his happiness so nicely, Arjun.
Nor have I before. I found him in the deep interiors of Rajasthan and guess what? He has an assistant too! 🙂
True globalization! 🙂 An assistant? Wow! I know why I could see happiness; he’s an entrepreneur 🙂
Sorted out! 🙂
He’s to be admired! 🙂
Great moment, with a Nice big smile at relaxed moment,great image!!!
Thank you Massi! 🙂
Who is this kid and what is he doing with a knife? That’s a lethal weapon. Call the swat team!
Sorry, but I’m from the United States…….
Careful Cindy, he might have an aspirin concealed on his person!
Hahahaha….I almost panicked half-way through your comment. I thought. damn! Now they’re going to track me down and drone me. I’m done!
Love>Love>love this post.
Aw..Thank you my friend!
You are very welcome!
Such a juicy morsel of wisdom in this young man– as engaging as his smile. Wise beyond his years, he knows freedom and, thus, happiness. And you got it all with cutting brevity. Bravo!
Your undying support and love keeps me going, dear Ellen. You’re a kind woman. Thank you!!
Life is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, Arjun 🙂 When will be your next trip?
Wow. Around the 18th of this month for two weeks. Tell me, tell me!!!
😀 Enjoy your trip! I look forward to seeing photos from the trip.
Are you on facebook? I have posted pictures from my trip to Boston, where I met with my Mother’s family
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.710102215670007.1073741832.100000107043146&type=1 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.710699972276898.1073741833.100000107043146&type=1 https://www.facebook.com/greg.cobb.16/media_set?set=a.711581452188750.1073741834.100000107043146&type=1
I have some ideas for a couple of stories, and I am re-writing a novel that I had serialized, but I have been undergoing turmoil in my personal life. I regret not writing you for so long, but I have been looking at your site
si impara molto da un sorriso così disarmante ed insieme impertinente! scattato con amore
you learn a lot from a smile so disarming and saucy collection! shoot with love
L’amore è il mio carburante nella mia vita altrimenti vuota. Che cosa sarebbe senza queste meravigliose anime?!
What a terrific story-and the photo is wonderful Arjun. Please do more!
Your comment reminds me of a poem, I wrote quite sometime back, shall put it up next. You’ll see the connect!
Haha, adorable dude… So frank, nothing to lose! Now i’m craving some of that salad!
Yea right!! Had he been on WordPress, he’d dare not! Ha Ha Ha….
:D!! He wants to save his hair u see!! Just saying!! Funny kid…
Lol. Good one!! 😀
Smart kid, and such a warm smile he has . 🙂
A series of beautiful exchanges. The salad guy is cool. And so are you. Great portrait.
And you very much. Thank you Richard!!
A great open face and such a great post!
Great smile! Wonderful Arjun ❤
Thank you for following my blog Arjun, I am scrolling through the wonderful photos on yours. Gorgeous photo of abundant joy in this boy’s face, and the simple wisdom in his words is a lesson to note. Love the colourful salad too. Look forward to reading your ‘stuff’. Blessings.
Thank you for taking time out and leaving me a word of appreciation, I’m elated.
Stunning capture, he looks so happy!!
What a gorgeous conversation, Arjun. So lovely 🙂 & the photo of course!
He seems to have a very spunky personality.
I love his jolly and happy face……..
I love this photo! Great composition and story! Lovely blog! 🙂
Feel free to visit my blog as well! ❤
Thank you. Will look up your blog soon. Have a nice day!
What a great capture! It’s easy for him to make jokes when he comes armed 😉
Just like you. You come armed with one but a twin gun, music and compassion.