Juicy competition

Man selling fresh juice at the Night Market in Siem Reap (Cambodia) - ShopkeeperStories.com

Every night, he parks his cart on the street corner and always has an eager crowd milling around him. They loudly call out the names of their fruit juice – watermelon! mango and orange! avocado! – and he nods and whips it up on the spot in a blender.

One night, I noticed another enthusiastic young lad parked his cart right next to him, offering the exact same selection of juices.

Naturally, the crowd split between both men, so that they could get their juice faster.

Jokingly, I remarked: “Now you have competition!”

He laughed and looked warmly at the other vendor. “No competition. Friends!”

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