Summer in Geneva means hustlers. Sigh.

The hustlers aren’t really as bad as the buskers. A little group of them will set up the three card monte. In case you don’t know how it works, one guy manipulates the 3 boxes ineptly, so that the blind man outside Hoyts can see where the ‘lady’ is. One of his stooges bets and wins, of course, and ‘collects.’ Hey, that’s easy.

I find it hilarious that the group I walk past each day has the same woman as one of the accomplices. Even the first time I went past it was obvious she wasn’t real. Way too hard bitten to be an innocent tourist having fun. This gang needs more turnaround in its employees.

I’m kind of surprised that this is allowed in Switzerland.


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