Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Urban Honor System

Buddy "The Ladybug Guy" sells ladybugs to urban gardeners from a brightly painted, if rather derelict, building on Elliott Avenue. Jenny of Sharon Daily Photo posted a gorgeous shot she took last weekend of an unattended farmer's roadside veggie stand that worked on the honor system (click here to see it). It was a self-serve stand from which you could pick from the luscious tomatoes or beautiful fresh picked flowers or variety of onions and leave the asked for price for what you took. Here in Seattle we have this urban example that there is still trust in human decency even outside of small town rural America. The instructions on the door ask you to slip the specified amount under the door, then take your container of ladybugs from the basket. You've gotta love folks in any setting who encourage trust in our better natures, especially when they risk being victims of our not so better natures. To see more of the Ladybug Guy's amazingly interesting and colorful "store front" click here.Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Ryan of OC Photos said...

That is so great to see. I think most people respect this kind of trust and most people honor it.

anne said...

hmmm this is something we don't have here in Manila. I don't think any merchant will try to do it here too :)

afotografia said...

great your blog wonderful the green and very nice pictures

Jenny said...

Thanks for the shout-out, and FANTASTIC photo! I got a laugh from yesterday's too!

John said...

Nothing better than a nice home grown veggie.. they always have so much more flavour.