The sale of the crustacean is already in the blood of Doña Oralia, because for generations her family has been dedicated to this activity from her grandmother, mother, children, cousins and other relatives
Mazatlán, Sinaloa. – Doña Oralia is 53 years old and almost 30 occupying a place in the place known as ‘las changueras’, there between Luis Zúñiga and Aquiles Serdán streets, in the center of the city, precisely where shrimp and all kinds of sea products.
In a friendly and smiling tone, the shopkeeper acknowledged that the word ‘changuera’ sounds very ugly, but she also acknowledges that they have already gotten used to it and also to being called smelly.
“Well, the truth is that the word changueras sounds very ugly and the truth is that we are already getting used to it because all the people worldwide know us that way, everyone knows us that way and the local people do not tell each other and it does not bother us at all, on the contrary, we like them to come and look for us and buy their shrimp, ”she said.
The sale of the crustacean is already in the blood of Doña Oralia, because for generations her family has been dedicated to this activity from her grandmother, mother, children, cousins , and other relatives.
Although her work schedule is 12 hours a day, she prefers to make it more enjoyable by listening to her favorite music that is Los Temerarios group and from time to time singing a melody that reaches her heart.
Her heavy work hours are also rewarded with two days off a week which are on Wednesdays and Thursdays, days when she takes the opportunity to tidy up the house, clean it, cook her favorite dish for her and her family, which is made up of her husband and a son, in addition to going to visit friends to talk about the topics of the week.
Now that the shrimp harvest has started and it tends to fall in price, Ms. Oralia is not afraid of that because she already has her potential clients who are her loyal buyers and they “don’t let her down.”