Just another afternoon
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I had spent most of the time around midday on the beach after a late breakfast. It was just passed 3pm and I felt like something else well I also deserved a cold beer; I thought. I drove into Santo André taking the dust road. I don’t know if it is a road, there is a sign but my GPS don’t know it and there is a lot of sand which you can get stuck in if you don’t take care.
I think I have written this before but I don’t care much about this city there is something wrong or something gloomy about it. I can’t put my mind to what it is. I drove around in this summer ghost town; it is very dry here and all the houses are painted white and you very rarely meet anybody.
I found a bar; the people there hardly reacted to my hola and I went in to get myself a cold beer. The beer was cheap and the waitress looked tired; tired of working in this place I guess. I went outside and stated to observe the people around me. The most normal guy was an elderly gentleman reading a newspaper. Otherwise I got the look from many of them; the look that you would expect from a big city not a small summer village like this.
I slowly drank my beer and continued to look back but with a smile; I was in good mood and I was not going to let them do something to my day. I started to think about what to do next; I had never been driving the road to Grandola which was the capital of the region above Sines. I finished my beer having made my mind up and greeted the other customers goodbye and left. Most of them looked at me while I walked all the way to my car and drove away; I waved and smiled knowing that I would not be back and wonder if they are still sitting there looking?