Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Travel – Almost Taken by Sharon Marchisello

Welcome to author and financial expert Sharon Marchisello who shares her experiences of Docents… the locals who can see us coming a mile off when we land in a strange country and are not used to the local currency or transport systems.

Almost Taken by Sharon Marchisello

The “docents” saw me coming. I’d stopped to read a sign about ground transportation and got temporarily separated from my husband as we exited the customs area at the Santiago airport.

“Lady, can I help you?” The “docent” reached for my tote bag, which was about to topple from my rolling suitcase. (“Docent” is the term my husband I have assigned to those obsequious locals who suddenly become your best friend and offer to escort you around their city, or the monument you’re trying to visit, usually in expectation of remuneration.)

“Lady, where are you going?” The docent’s partner approached. Sharks were closing in. They had spotted a rich, gullible American tourist, bleary-eyed after an overnight flight, lost and bewildered, definitely in need of some Latin chivalry.

“I’m looking for my husband.”

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

6 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Travel – Almost Taken by Sharon Marchisello

  1. Pingback: Smorgasbord Archives – Travel – Almost Taken by Sharon Marchisello – The Militant Negro™

  2. Sharon, you and your husband made the right decision. I too, have experienced the “helpful?” men and children in a number of foreign countries, like Egypt, South America, and China. Surprisingly, not in Saudi Arabia, but Morocco, was very dangerous at one time. In some places, it is more dangerous than in other places around the world, depending upon the amount of poverty and the dictatorship/president. Congratulations on your Book, “Going Home”! 🙂

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