For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a group of large bronze statues of laughing men. A young boy and girl are walking among the statues.
When the taxi driver suddenly turned in the wrong direction, I asked him what he was doing. He turned around, had a naughty grin on his face, and told me that he is taking a detour and wants to show me the latest attraction in the city.
I strongly objected to this as the meter was running and I had no desire to waste time and money on a trip I didn’t ask for. He said that he was not going to charge me extra for the trip but seeing as I was working for an art dealer, (which I had already told him ) he wanted me to look at the latest project his daughter had completed. He thought that perhaps I might be impressed by her work and maybe that way she can get more work.
We reached the destination. It was a park where there were many large bronze statues of men, laughing, in different poses. Kids and families were roaming in the park and were fascinated by these gigantic display of hilarity.
Hmmm…. I looked at these laughing men and could see the talent of the designer. I praised the work and took a few pictures of the display. I told him that I couldn’t promise anything but I’ll talk to one or two people and put in a good word for his daughter. I could see that I had made him happy, so much so that he didn’t charge me for the trip at all.
Written for FFFC # 171, hosted by Fandango
Also included, FSS # 48, hosted by Fandango