The prayer diet

You may know that I am a huge admirer of the ladies who sell things. I see many of them on my walks and have had lots of opportunities to observe their sales techniques.

The ladies who sell things are very clever and use a range of subliminal techniques to increase their sales – you may recall my investigative stories about the use of lemons to attract customers.

A couple of days ago I noticed another subliminal sales technique that exploits two very powerful aspects of Georgian life – religion and food.

The lady in the picture is selling beeswax candles. Candles are sold everywhere in Georgia and are used for prayer and religious devotion.

What may not be immediately noticeable in the picture is the weighing machine.

Georgian food is especially delicious and it is not difficult to put on an extra kilo or two or three!

Perhaps this lady who sells things has realised that people who are concerned about their weight sometimes ask for divine intervention to support their diet.  

I can imagine the conversation. Your friend wants to lose 10 kilos? Then you will need two large candles and five small ones.

22 thoughts on “The prayer diet

  1. Hum, strange combination the candles and scales. Mumsy says she would need even more candles if she wanted to lose some kilos. Hugs and nose kisses

  2. BOL! Good guess, Bassa! Hmmm…now I’m very interested in Georgian food because you mentioned it’s especially delicious! I wanna try!!! Woo! 🙂

  3. I like the concept, eat some food, light a candle and ask St. Raphael to pray for the loss of a Kilo, eat some more and then light a candle to St. Luke the physician, then eat more and light one to the Blessed Mary, then eat more and light one to Jesus! Prayer, exercise in getting up and lighting a candle and praying then go eat! 🙂 Those ladies are smart! Feed your body and your soul! 🙂 We love beeswax candles……. Another great post Bassa!!!!

    God Bless You!

    Chuck and the Collies 🙂

  4. Funny:
    Your friend wants to lose 10 kilos? Then you will need two large candles and five small ones.

    And I’d also like to know the answer of Bongo’s question (above).

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