Friday, August 15, 2014

All Her Eggs

One day last year, I saw a woman drive by on a moto. She had unprotected eggs between her legs. Really. I had no time to snap a picture and have only seen her quickly pass a couple of times since.

Thursday morning, just as we sat down at El Noventa for coffee, the Egg Lady rolled in, parked directly in front of us, and ran to the restaurant across the street, her arms loaded with eggs. The service is called Huevo Express (Egg Express). I grabbed a couple of shots and, when the Egg Lady returned, she flashed me a smile before making her next delivery. (Click the images for extra-large eggs.)

HUEVO EXPRESS.
I'D HATE TO HAVE TO DRIVE THAT MOTO.
THE VERY FRIENDLY EGG LADY.
SHE MAKES IT LOOK LIKE A LABOR OF LOVE.  (YES, I DID SAY THAT.)

David (Dah-VEED), who is still learning English, said in a perfect American lounge-act voice and accent, "Eggs Express!" He swung his arms to the left, and added a click of his fingers and a little swing of his hips. I got him to repeat the phrase, but he was much less expressive and was convinced I was trying to get a video (which I would never do without permission).

PER DAVID: "ELLA TIENE MÁS HEUVOS QUE CUALQUIER MUJER EN FUENGIROLA."
("SHE'S GOT MORE EGGS THAN ANY WOMAN IN FUENGIROLA.")
"EGGS EXPRESS!"
(AND A VERY UNDERSTATED FINGER POINT.)

I'm putting all my eggs in one basket...

28 comments:

  1. Mitchell, I have never seen that EGG LADY at my place. In my opinion iot is not safe delivery but so exciting. I love it.

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    1. Gosia:
      It's apparently a very successful business here. But I'd be a bit nervous with all those eggs on a moto!

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  2. I had trouble figuring out which were the real eggs and what was decorating the moto.... then got to wondering about the double meaning of eggs in Spanish and thought maybe a big, burly macho guy should be delivering those eggs... maybe on a big Harley or something....

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    1. Sharon:
      Those graphics are good, aren't they? I DO like your imaginings. Maybe they save him for the jumbos.

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  3. Every time I see that many eggs I think of Lucy and Ricky dancing in the living room of their Connecticut house with Lucy wearing a shirt stuffed with raw eggs.

    I dunno why, I just do.

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    1. Bob:
      So do I. I almost used that clip but was really in the mood for music instead.

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  4. Unprotected eggs between her legs? Someone get that lady a diaphragm... a realllly big one!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Ew. I don't even want to think about that!

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    1. Elaine:
      I have a feeling this mode of egg delivery wouldn't be as successful on your country roads!

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  6. I was also reading this while thinking about that Ricky and Lucy episode. A Moto packing eggs isn't something you're likely to see here back home.

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    1. Stephen:
      I had never seen this before arriving in Fuengirola. I mentioned to Bob (above) that I also immediately think of that I Love Lucy episode.

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  7. Pretty proud looking 'egg lady'!
    And fertile too!!

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    1. Jim:
      She was so friendly. I wonder how many kids she's got.

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  8. There's gotta be a joke in there somewhere. (Does her egg-selling egg-shell? Oh dear!)
    But just who is that dusky bearded wonder? - and no, I'm NOT talking about what's between the egg-lady's legs.

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    1. Raybeard:
      You must not have been paying attention. That's Dah-VEED. See yesterday's post, too!

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  9. That's bravery if I ever did see it!!!

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    1. Hayley:
      And she doesn't ride around like she's carrying eggs either. Good driving. Lots of confidence. (And maybe a little bit nuts.)

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  10. Now, you have me thinking about eggs. I grew up on a farm in Iowa and was in charge of collecting eggs every morning. I usually brought in at least 7 eggs per day. They were lovely things, speckled and brownish tan. And there was a distinctly fresh taste to them that you don't get in supermarket eggs. For a while, Bing knew a co-worker at her school who raised chickens and she bought eggs from her, but then the co-worker moved out of state so we were back to the store bought eggs. God, how I miss those eggs!

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    1. Maria:
      I don't think I've ever had an egg fresh from the chicken, but I got MARRIED in Iowa. Does that count?

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  11. If I had this job, I would surely lose it the first day. I know I would somehow break all the eggs. Maybe the motorcycle, too.

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    1. thickethouse:
      So would I. No doubt about it.

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  12. (for weight lifting exercises) I eat a lot of eggs. Would they were delivered in this way!

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    1. Spo:
      Just let me know and I can have her add you to her route (although it might not be very cost-effective).

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  13. Oh my God! I could be the Apple Hill version of that lady!! Except I'll be riding around in the Kubota UTV we just bought. Eggs Express, c'est moi! Love the photos.

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    1. Knatolee:
      Now THAT would be a picture. You would definitely look a lot cuter. And, like all you do, I'm sure you'd be a brilliant success. Since it's called Huevos Express here, you could call it Eggs Rápido.

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