Anyone needs potatoes or onions? You don’t have to go to market here to buy these! The only thing you need to do is to be awake every time not to miss the potato seller passing by your home.
Who is called potato seller? A person (or a team of 2-3 people) who sells his products on a truck travelling among neighborhoods and small streets. You can’t see them on main streets or avenues as what they do is actually not legal. Although he sells onion and sometimes pumpkin in addition to potatoes, he is called potato seller. They are generally villagers who sell their own crops at first hand. This is absolutely more profitable for them.
Potatoes and onions on truck are kept in sacks and they are sold in these sacks, which weigh 5-10-20 kilos. People prefer buying potatoes and onions from these sellers especially if they have large families as it’s not tiring for them unlike bazaar shopping. They don’t have to carry heavy bags from bazaar to home in this way. It’s cheaper, too because they buy wholesale and pay directly to the producer and what’s more, these products are much fresher than the ones on market shelves!
Every potato seller has his own style of yelling. Some use loud speaker while some prefer using their voice. They definitely have different intonation, not all of them have the same melody although the sentences they use are almost the same. They yell, “Potato seller has come, potato seller! Fresh potatoes and onions are here!” What you should do when you hear this voice is to open the window and call him by saying “Potato seller! Please wait!” Then you can go buy sack of potatoes or onions.
Do you have anything similar to this in your culture?