February 12, 2013



Points: Introduction – His articles – His way of hawking – His services – Some suggestions – Conclusion.

The street hawker is seen here, there and everywhere. He is a familiar figure in our street. He is seen particularly near schools, at fairs, corners of road or railway stations. He hawks his wares at places which are visited by public.4essay.blogspot.com

A street hawker deals in things of daily use. These consist of vegetables, fruit, cloth, utensils, sweets, ice-cream parched grams, toys etc. He does not cover his wares. He keeps them in such a way that one can see them at a glance. He moves from street to street. He hawks his articles at the top of his voice.

Hawkers are cunning. They know well how to attract a school boy, a villager or a passerby. He rings his bell in a peculiar manner. He cries in a strange and sweet manner. Sometime he makes his own songs and sings them in a funny way. He makes impressive movements of his body. He succeeds to gather a large crowd. As soon as a crown gathers round him, his articles sell like hot cakes.

The street hawker brings good to our door. Thus he does us a good service. But he is not honest. He over-changes his young customers. He sells stale and second-hand things. Despite his dishonesty he serves us. He comes to our street in the burning heat of the sun and in the severe cold weather. When we cannot go out to buy anything, they are there in our serve us. A street hawker does not aim at a big turn-over or large profits. He wants to make a plain living out of his sales.4essay.blogspot.com

The Municipal Authority should make rules of cleanliness for him. A hawker should be asked to keep his goods covered with a piece of cloth. His articles should be tasted now and then by the Health Officer.

The street hawkers are very popular among the women and children in big cities. While, purchasing anything them one should be very careful.

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