Home Depot in Mexico City

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Outside of the cathedral, on the zocalo, in Mexico City, jornaleros (day laborers) wait for work. Much like the jornaleros in the Home Depot parking lot in Sacramento, they can fix practically anything you need fixed. However, unlike the men in Sacramento, they are prepared. They have signs advertising their talents and boxes of tools. The first sign, for example, advertises: blacksmith, welder, electrician, curtains. They do plumbing, lighting, gas work, and more.

At first, they thought my interest in their services was real and called out their licensing and expertise in a confusing cacophony that only made me walk (and snap photos) faster.

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