• http://www.facebook.com/vlhayes Veronica Hayes

    Additional notes/commentary on this prepostour-post:

    This was in the arab quarter of the old city section of jerusalem.the guy in the pic “playing” the arcade machine game was my boyfriend-  not one of the previously mentioned “neighborhood kids” that actually patronize this joint.  and by kids i mean they’re as young as 5 yrs. old (kids there tend to roam freely in their neighborhoods w/out adult supervision, esp. in the old city areas, as the ancient “streets” don’t allow for any motorized vehicles so it’s not exactly dangerous).the 2 nonchalant-looking dudes in the background are the ever-so-conscientious proprietors of this upstanding establishment. i think their only job function is to make sure none of their pre-pubescent “customers” manage to wedge their skinny little nicotine-stained hands up into the machines & make off with the cigs.  that, and, of course, to empty out their ill-begotten profits from the machines at the end of the day…