Any way to make a buck..
You have to love the entrepreneurial spirit of this city. I've seen people selling everything from CD's to potato peelers (little old man with a box and variety of fruits and vegetables to peel - he was so cute I almost bought one!) So the other day I was walking down the street and came across this news stand. I was waiting to cross the street and happened to glance down and see the sign above. The box is filled with outdated magazines. I know that the pic isn't the greatest but the sign reads "Read a Mags? Here 1$ Mag" You know BOTS couldn't pass this one up...
Pookie: Umm excuse me, what exactly does this sign mean?
News stand lady: You pay $1 and read magazine.
Pookie: Do I have to read it here?
News stand lady: Yes you read here.
Pookie: Can I take it to the bench over there and read it?
News stand lady: NO you read HERE!
Pookie: Ok so how long do I get?
News stand lady: 10 minute.
Pookie: I have to pay you $1 but I only get to read for 10 minutes? Thats not even long enough to read a whole article. Does anyone actually pay for this? I mean I guess I could see if the magazines were recent and there was only one article that you wanted to read then maybe this would make sense but only if you were a speed reader. (Damn anyone remember speed reader from the Great Space Coaster? I LOVED that show - I think it was the last thing I willingly work up early for.)
News stand lady: OK you go now.
Pookie: But what if I wanted to read for 10 minutes?
News stand lady: No, you go now. I got headache.
Pookie: Ummm ok.
Pookie got the boot but I also got a laugh out of it!