A bottle filled with a noxious green liquid that appeared suddenly on the side of the road. It looked like melon-flavored gum syrup. This place was Jakarta, the capital of the tropical country of Indonesia. It's hot. When you see a liquid-like gum syrup, you naturally expect shaved ice to be sold, but alas. The stalls on the small bridge did not sell shaved ice. They didn't sell shaved ice, or even cold food. It was not a food stall in the first place.
This stall was a fuel store. The green liquid in a small bottle was diesel fuel. I had seen gasoline sold in plastic bottles in India, but it seemed to be customary to sell diesel oil in bottles here in Jakarta. In addition to the stall in this photo, I often saw many stalls selling diesel fuel by bottle in this city.
At the back of the stall, a man was sitting on a chair. He had a long beard and wears a taqiyah, an Islamic cap, and was reading a newspaper. The rough-dressed man didn't look like he's handling anything very dangerous. I thought that's one of the factors that make the green liquid look like gum syrup.
October 14, 2020
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