I have always been fond of charming rogues and this bead and gem seller in Manama, Bahrain fits the bill perfectly.
I sat down on a bench in front of him to snap a picture of an interesting shop. He motioned me to stand up and flatteringly placed a piece of cardboard on the seat, the boards being too dusty for my pristine posterior. He said he didn't speak English so through an Indian interpreter he told me about stones he was selling that had pictures of eagles on them or dinosaur fossils embedded in them.
Even the Indian interpreter was incredulous and told me they weren't genuine but made with a laser.
"Genuine," the seller suddenly piped up in English. "From God."
45 mm (35mm equiv.)