Se vende gallito de viento / Little wind cock for sale

Gallito de viento
Hay cosas que se entienden pero no se pueden explicar.

¿Cómo puede ser esto…?:

Esta mañana, a la hora del segundo desayuno en el bar, Conchi llamó a la súper-Pepi para contarle que la casa enorme de Antonio y María José, esa roja que hace esquina y que tiene torreón con gallito, está en venta. Inesperadamente.

Pues, la súper-Pepi se lo pasó directamente a la Pili (¡ay benditos Smart Phones!), quien me lo contó a mí cuando estaba a punto de salir para Mercadona, pues, a comprar pan de pipas industriales de los ‘estirados a mano’.

Y la Pili me dice: ¿Tú no la puedes comprar?

Esa Pili…. ¿En qué mundo vives, Pili?

Y en el pueblo de Antonio y María José, unos y otros están ahora repitiendo, como si se tratara de un ‘menú del día’ recitado de memoria por un camarero de los de verdad, que la casona, aparte de torreón con gallito, tiene:

6 dormitorios, 3 baños, de los cuales dos con bañera y uno con plato de ducha, aseo, gran porche, terraza cubierta, tendedero independiente y…piscina enorme de los ‘de lujo’.

Y eso que nadie de los vecinos ha visto la casa por dentro.

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Some things might be fairly understandable but, then, still lack an explanation.

How could this ever have happened?:

This morning, at second breakfast time (yes, two breakfasts are normal here), Conchi contacted la súper-Pepi by cell phone to tell her that the big house of Antonio and María José, I mean, the red one on the corner with the tower and the little wind cock, is for sale!

No one ever expected this..

Thus, la súper-Pepi passed the news directly to la Pili (God bless al type of Smart Phones), who then told me when I was just going out to buy some industrially made (though hand knead) sunflower seed bread in my Spanish supermarket!

La Pili said to me: Why don’t you buy the house?

-Oh, Pili… What kind of world do you live in? Tsssk tsssk.

Meanwhile, in Antonio’s and María José’s ‘hometown’ (remember, they live just outside Granada city), all the neighbours seemed to repeat to each other, just like a waitress spelling out the ‘day menu’, what the big red house with the tower and the little wind cock actually consisted of:

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, of which two with a bathtub and one with just a shower tray, an extra toilet, a huge porch, a covert terrace, an independent space to dry clothes and an immense swimming pool, one of those that are extremely luxurious.

Could you believe that none of the neighbours had ever been inside the house?

13 thoughts on “Se vende gallito de viento / Little wind cock for sale

  1. … and no chance of peeping over those walls either to see that immense luxurious swimming pool even though one can hear laughter and splashings …
    Who’s the man on the roof with adventurous doggie I wonder …

  2. You are so right, Jingsandthings. I write and draw directly from Granada, because that is where I live at the moment, but it could have been any other place; I simply try to capture ‘community life’, which is a pretty universal topic. 😉 Nothing new under the sun, just a ‘reflective’ way of dealing with daily life. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. – “Y eso que nadie de los vecinos ha visto la casa por dentro” –
    Esta historia me está gustando mucho. . Me recuerda a “la casa de aladín” una casa que está en un pueblo cerca de Toledo. Tanto escuchar de ella que ya siento haber estado ahí. jaja

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