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Old 09-09-04, 08:21 PM   #5
Stretch
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Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
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There is a performer at the local renfest who plays this role to the absolute max . . . and makes about $700 a day.
This guy has imagination, and is willing to make an effort

There is a begger on the corner by DU , amputee with a fancy prosthetic foot. Young kid, I can think of any number of jobs he could do. Maybe he has no imagination? Standing in the sun all day certainly isn't easy.

Another guy, on Federal, swaying, barely standing upright, full beard, except where the tumur the size of a gumball shines brightly red on his cheek. Poster boy for "no one is totally useless, they can always serve as a terrible example".

I've seen a guy crawl out of a dumpster, squeege and rag in hand, go to the garage and earn wages cleaning windows.

He had pride, and at least some imagination.


I've seen window cleaners on bicycle and on foot cleaning windows.

20 years ago, in debt, I started my window cleaning business with $35 and a borrowed ladder - and a lot of effort. 22 years ago I moved to Denver after spending the winter in Michigan in a house with no heat.

The more effort I've made to develop my imagination, the more $ I've made.

Maybe some day, someone will make a fortune equiping all the beggers with
nice corporate advertising posters for
big macs and coke? Or drugs? College?
Cosmetics? Hair salon?

I don't know, I don't have enough imagination . . . yet.
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