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Old 11-16-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
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So's here are these two guys. They are in the parking lot every day with their pick up of assorted fruits. They go from truck to truck and car to car in the HD parking lot.....which is shared with a super market next door.

On the positive side, you got to give the guy and his kid credit for being industrious and working to make a few bucks. On the other hand: (1) They are in the country illegally, (2) they are taking up spaces that would be used by paying customers of HD, (3) Who know where all this fruit came from and was it ever inspected, (4) You have to brake and dodge to miss hitting these guys as they scamper around the parking lot. It's bad enough to try not to hit, or, get hit by every other hack contractor in this place, or, shoppers trying to get to the supermarket.

Of course, NO ICE, No LEO's and HD and the supermarket just put up with it since these guys are in a protected class here in the SF Bay Area.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:09 PM   #2
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They wouldn't bother me. I'd guess they are kin of pickers doing a side gig, and probably paying for the stuff from the farms.

In philly we called them hucksters. They would drive up and down the row home neighborhoods (picture the Rocky movie).

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Most places require a vendor's license, or something similar.

The side of the road truck markets up here used to be people that would go down to the market in Massachusetts and buy overripe fruit at the end of the day cheap, then haul it up here and sell it here the next day.

I don't like strangers coming up to me in a parking lot, so I'd be saying something about that to HD management.
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You can almost choke on the irony that a kid has to get a permit for a lemonade stand or face the police or a fine, but...

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You can just see some scrubbed up, white bread, Jehovah's Witnesses going around the parking lot hitting folks up with the Watch Tower. Then have someone complain and having SWAT flying in with their AR-15's ready to go, rounding them up and trucking 'em off.

Or worse, Girl Scouts selling cookies car to car. Ohhhhh, the humanity!!
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How much is the fruit... Tree Fiddy per LB?

By the way nice HD parking lot with trees and everything.
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Guess I don't get it. I grew up with people selling stuff they grew in their garden from the trunks of their cars or trucks.

At local gas station or A&P even.

Nowadays, no one seems to have the ambition to have a garden, let alone take the time to sell any of it.

Nowadays, the local gas stations sell carrots and sugar beets by the bag, and thats about it. No USDA involved because its deer feed.
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Most places require a vendor's license, or something similar.

The side of the road truck markets up here used to be people that would go down to the market in Massachusetts and buy overripe fruit at the end of the day cheap, then haul it up here and sell it here the next day.

I don't like strangers coming up to me in a parking lot, so I'd be saying something about that to HD management.
Farmers I know don’t sell old fruit, it sets a precedent so people wait for the price to drop. Pretty soon you’re selling all your fruit for old fruit prices.
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I'm filled with rage!

How dare these motherf&^%Ers come to this country, after the US and Mexican governments actively and willfully destroyed Mexico's economy in order to make a few people in both countries ungodly rich, and try to hustle fruit in that most sacred spot, an HD parking lot.


And to think that they are doing it with maybe no USDA inspections. We're going to have outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in this country, which we never have with FEDERALLY INSPECTED food.


I'm boiling with rage.

DEPORT THOSE MUTHERF#^%RS.


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I'm filled with rage!

How dare these motherf&^%Ers come to this country, after the US and Mexican governments actively and willfully destroyed Mexico's economy in order to make a few people in both countries ungodly rich, and try to hustle fruit in that most sacred spot, an HD parking lot.


And to think that they are doing it with maybe no USDA inspections. We're going to have outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in this country, which we never have with FEDERALLY INSPECTED food.


I'm boiling with rage.

DEPORT THOSE MUTHERF#^%RS.


And may their boat sink on the way.
























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Guess I don't get it. I grew up with people selling stuff they grew in their garden from the trunks of their cars or trucks.

At local gas station or A&P even.

Nowadays, no one seems to have the ambition to have a garden, let alone take the time to sell any of it.

Nowadays, the local gas stations sell carrots and sugar beets by the bag, and thats about it. No USDA involved because its deer feed.
Roadside stands and tables about every mile around me.
"Self Serve" tomatoes for sale grown in the back yard the most popular.
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Roadside stands and tables about every mile around me.
"Self Serve" tomatoes for sale grown in the back yard the most popular.
Part of Americana... farmers market cousin...
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You can almost choke on the irony that a kid has to get a permit for a lemonade stand or face the police or a fine, but...
But they do make them get permits. So where's the irony?
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But they do make them get permits. So where's the irony?
They make the guys selling fruit in the HD parking lot get permits?

Didn't see that reflected anywhere in the posts...

All I saw, and was responding to at that point, was...

(1) They are in the country illegally,
(2) they are taking up spaces that would be used by paying customers of HD,
(3) Who know where all this fruit came from and was it ever inspected,
(4) You have to brake and dodge to miss hitting these guys as they scamper around the parking lot. It's bad enough to try not to hit, or, get hit by every other hack contractor in this place, or, shoppers trying to get to the supermarket.

Of course, NO ICE, No LEO's and HD and the supermarket just put up with it since these guys are in a protected class here in the SF Bay Area.
I guess it's surprising that the kids aren't a protected class selling the lemonade (used to be a time honored tradition) but are now subject to permitting, health inspections, etc... while others?... not so much...
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Stories about permitting for lemonade stands are just media hype outliers.
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But the kids still get shut down.
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But the kids still get shut down.
Yeah, at about a rate of one in a million when some crank who's hellbent on rules over common sense has a fit.
Let these dudes sell their fruit. Nobody's getting hurt and at least they're trying to do something productive to make a buck.
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that truck looks over loaded as ****

call it in the plate for being overloaded haha

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Looks like them illegals bought a new truck. Must be good money in rotten fruit.
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Yeah, at about a rate of one in a million when some crank who's hellbent on rules over common sense has a fit.
Let these dudes sell their fruit. Nobody's getting hurt and at least they're trying to do something productive to make a buck.
We have a lot of that stuff over here. A bit different but still the same. Sure Let these dudes sell their fruit and next week there will 3 pickups selling their fruit. Next month there could be 9 dudes selling their crap.

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