Fridays, Hats And Cigarettes (Or How To Profit From The Newport Economy)
There’s a guy named Alberto who sits on a milk crate next to a large electrical box outside my building. On the electrical box sits an opened pack of Newport cigarettes.
He sells the cigarettes for a quarter each to people as they go by.
Today I chatted with him and got some of the ins and outs of the Newport economy.
“I don’t worry about a license or shit like that. If a cop comes by and looks at me funny I just put the pack of cigarettes in my pocket. I have all different kinds but I only put one pack out. I was selling water, too but the cops made me move my ice chest.”
In the old days this guy would be just another street hustler. But today, we are all street hustlers.
Blame it on Ebay.
Everyone is business for themselves.
Everyone’s an entrepreneur.
Garage Sales, Ebay, Lulu, Cafepress, GoogleAds.
Want to make some money but don’t know what to do?
Help me to make money by helping me with my administration, my production, my advertising, my insurance, my travel, my networking, my selling, my tech needs, etc.
Don’t ask me to consume; help me to create.
It was very hot outside as I learned about who buys what brands, what times are the best to sell single cigarettes, and even what days.
Fridays are good. People are always stressed on Fridays.
The conversation drew to an end and I had to leave.
Alberto started complaining about what everyone complains about these days.
So I sold him my hat.Explore posts in the same categories: Alberto, brad pitt, cigarettes, Colin Farrell, Courtney Cox, Madonna, new economy, Old Economy