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Basak Taner - Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish (Global Lives Project, 2013) - 15:00:00-15:29:59

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Hello! I was looking for Aunt Hamide? Hamide Yilmaz? Oh... Right, is she here? She went to the hospital, come in. Are you her husband? What? Are you her husband? Yes, why don't you come inside? Are you coming from the pharmacy? Yes I bought Aunt Hamide's medicine. Let's take our shoes off... Where is Aunt Hamide? She waited until ten for you to come... Yes there was so much medicine that I had to deliver today, I only just made it here. How are you? Come inside, thank you, thanks. I always see Aunt Hamide so I didn't recognize you of course. It would have been better to come in when she was also here. The medicine is here! Was it Uncle Dursun? Right? Uncle Dursun? Please, have a seat. Was your name Dursun? Was your name Dursun? So what is your name? Who, mine? Hasan. Right, Uncle Hasan, where did Dursun come from? How are you? Are you doing well? Have seat, one minute have a seat. How are you? Are you well? Wait a minute. You're good right? I'm also well. So Hamide Teyze isn't here, okay... ....Uncle Hasan... Oh thank you! You shouldn't have. No problem. Thank you, thanks. Did you get some? Yes I got loads... thank you, thanks. How are you? Are you well? Are you well? One minute, one minute. Uncle Hasan, thank you. You really didn't have to... No, no it's no problem. Thanks, thank you. How are your knees? Uncle Hasan, I'm over here. How are your knees? Her knees, mine are fine. Right, that's right. How are Aunt Hamide's knees? Her knees, she had a stroke... ...then in that way they... Yeah You are well? ... she lives with her medicine... Right, and you are well? Praise be to God, I am well... ...I'm looking after her other than that... You're doing well. We have a girl in Holland... One of them is here. Is it your daughter in Holland? Is it your daughter that's in Holland? Yes How many children do you have? How many children do you have? Two...both are girls? One is a boy, he's a teacher... They are in Imraniye. Then there are two girls, one of them is Zeytinburnu... the other is in Germany...Holland. There was another one but she died here... I'm sorry for your loss... ...she had kidney failure. Yes... I'm sorry to hear that. How are you? Why did Mrs. Ugur not come? She was at the pharmacy, she had to stay there... ...I'm delivering the medicine, she is still at the pharmacy helping out... ...and I brought the medicine. What else is she going to do? She brings us medicine too... Thank God I am so happy with them... Thank you, we appreciate you too. They look after us, they do...whatever happens... ...we're retired too. Yes. I'm thanking Mrs. Ugur so much... We thank you too, thanks... ... many thanks to Muhammed... ....there's a girl that works with them there, that girl is such a sweet kid thank you to her too. I'll let them all know Uncle Hasan. Let me take one of your sweets... Yes, yes! Thank you... ...thanks. I have to take leave now, there's a little more medicine that needs delivering. You're leaving? I still have a long way to go, what can I do? I'll make some coffee? Oh thank you, but don't tire yourself. I'll come again and then I'll see Aunt Hamide too. I hope so, I hope so. Okay... don't get up. Thank you very much...God bless you. See you later Uncle Hasan. Look after yourself. The medicine is here Uncle Hasan... Yes. Okay? One minute there was the..erm... bird? Bird...oh...rooster? Yes... erm. Uncle Hasan don't let me keep you waiting... You should have one of my coffees? I hope next time... I would really like that too. Many thanks. Send your mother my regards. Your will is my command! Goodbye! Thank you, thanks. Bye Uncle Hasan! Let me have a look at Uncle Hasan's garden before I go. Chickens... roosters. Come here! These look like they could give you a bad chase... ...don't come, stay there I changed my mind! Okay, bye bye. Alright, goodbye Uncle Hasan! Aunt Maksude! Let's go. Hello? What's up my dear... how are you? Right... Yes. Right... Okay... Well...erm... if they want it to be that way they can do it like that, it's no problem. They've done that before but you need to get the account number from my mother. Or if they payed before maybe they know, if they haven't lost the account information... ...they can send it to the same account. Ask about that. If they have the account information, if they do they should tell us which one because there is a few... Yapi...right, of course... but is it in Gebze or Kadikoy? It's probably Gebze but... It's better if you ask. Yes, they make you wait a little... Yes... Okay, okay. Okay. Alright my dear that's fine. Okay...okay let's do that no problem, if you call our house my mother is there... Right, it would be, they were going to go out so maybe she didn't hear you can call from my house too if they've come back. ... you can speak from there too dear. Okay my dear? Okay giving you a kiss, see you later, bye bye dear. Last stop... Sultanbeyli. Aunt Maksude's. Aunt Maksude! Aunt Maksude! Aunt Maksude! Yes? Aunt Maksude? Yes dear? Hello. How are you? Sorry to hear about your illness. Praise be I am good. How are you dear? Are you well? Thank you, thanks. I brought your medicine, here you go. Thank you, thanks. No problem, take care of yourself. You are well? We're just old, praise God for giving us life today. Okay good, good. You look well. Praise to be I am good my dear. Okay Aunt Maksude, take care. You too, okay... See you later. Thank you... thanks. Mum what are you up to? Hm it could be. Is everything okay? Zeynep is well? Right... Okay we'll call the doctor... We're coming soon, I have a few more places to deliver in Istanbul. I'm done here, just now there was a graveyard... ...I went through a graveyard delivering the medicine!

Video Details

Duration: 30 minutes and 1 second
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Producer: Mutlu Vrysopoulos
Views: 88
Posted by: globallives on Aug 19, 2014

Basak works and walks through a cemetary.

This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Basak Taner, a pharmaceutical delivery person in Istanbul, Turkey. Produced by Mutlu Vrysopoulos, Onur Aldogan, Huseyin Kok, Orhan Caliskan, Mert Aldogan, Semih Gur, Suphi Uzun and Muhammed Genc, this video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience.

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