Thursday, March 09, 2006
Scissor sharpener pays a neighborhood visit
I was coming back from the grocery store and found an interesting sight. There was a man sitting down on some sort of contraption in the street, just off the curb in front of my dry-cleaner/tailor's shop. He was pedaling to make a wheel move. I passed by too quickly to see exactly what he was doing with his hands but when I turned my head to look again, I saw his logo -- a pair of scissors. Of course! He was sharpening the tailor's scissors! Wow -- what a blast into the past. I went upstairs, put away the groceries, and heard a bell ringing outside. I ran to the window to look. As I suspected, it was the scissor sharpener, advertising his services while he rolled his contraption in front of him. It was charming to see that this ancient trade is still alive.
Posted by Caroline Jou Armitage at 12:18 AM