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October 3, 2008
Am I an "easy mark" because of the small bag of grapes I'm carrying, purchased mere moments ago from a very cute (Russian?) vendor?

"I'll make you a deal," this other (Middle Eastern?) cutie says, eyeing my goods, gesturing toward his set-up. "I'll give you a box of cherry tomatoes, an avocado, and a cantaloupe for $5,00, and I'll throw in an apple!"

"I only have $3.00!" I say to this jovial, fruit-vending Monty Hall. "I'll come back tomorrow!"

The next morning, as I pass by, he doesn't recognize me, and I feel slighted. Is this my punishment for lying?