This is an old photo, and I put off posting it because I actually have seen people sell toilet roll door to door in Ireland (this guy I assume is going bar to bar), but then I never got another photo to show that everyone in Colombia works really hard to try and do something, from this kind of casual sales, to directing traffic, cleaning car windscreens or street performance.
You get them here too when you put your bag in the belly of the bus, handy to stop mix-ups so someone else doesn't end up with your luggage!
Even though soup is served much more often in Colombia than in Ireland (and desserts much less) I did not see one soup spoon in my two years there!
You can still get single cigarettes here, and they will open packets of food stuffs to sell you one, even medicines can have the packets opened and cut up to give you the number you want!
...are more common here on homemade signs. Once in Ecuador I thought someone was making a political statement with "no votar basura" other times you can see that the c/s or b/v etc mistake straight away.
They stand at the shop door and hustle you in with a mixture of music and telling you what is on offer!
Restaurants (on roads in and out of towns) employ people to wave flags to attract the attention of cars.
They show movies on busses here (sometimes you get lucky with a personal screen and selection on the seat back in front) but mainly it is 2 or 3 screens in the aisle and a dubbed movie.
Casual traders sell their wares on busses here, and they do it by handing a sample to everyone and then going around and collecting the money or their stuff back.
The no phone rules are much stricter here. Security guards will actually come up to you and tell you to put it away (when you are not even speaking on it-just looking up the amount of the bill you re queueing to pay) In fact I took this photo on my phone and then quickly rushed out of the bank for fear of being repremanded!
has more of a visual presence here, with chapels in bus stations and shrines on road sides, but it doesn't seem to extend to the attitude to adultery!