Wednesday, January 24, 2007
No Soup For You,Quigley !
We have always asked our artists in the Plaza to speak cautiously to the press. One of our own referred to the Plaza vendors in the vernacular above on the church sign. He was referring to two or three bad examples of mercenary vendors in the Plaza. Our vendor friends were generally "just plain middle class folk" looking to supplement their income. Generalizations almost always lie. Reading letters to the local paper it would seem that the public equates the vendor and the homeless panhandler as being in the same sub species of human. One letter writer, a Reverend, had written that if the vendors were not permitted in the Plaza, they may revert to a "life of drug usage and possibly home invasions!"
Let me warn you in advance, Barb and Sis (vintage costume jewelry) are now out of the Plaza. These two may break into your home to serve you and the kids soup and crackers. Barb will slowly bore all of you to death with stories of her latest surgery while Sis is dusting and cleaning. It´ll be horrible. These are a couple of the most menacing 150 years of combined womanhood. Be on the lookout at nearby craft shows and Farmer´s Markets.
It was not our artist´s intention to assist the St. Augustine Record reporter in demonizing the commercial vendors in the Plaza. The quote was misplaced in context. He is in hiding.
Posted by Karl at 1:50 AM