Sunday, March 24, 2013

BUS STORY # 333 (The Entrepreneurial Spirit, Part Two)

Dream On by busboy4
downloaded from the 03/17/10 entry ‘Aerosmith®’ Rocks as New Mexico Lottery Scratcher on the website Aero Force One.


You can read Part One here.


I find David a week or so later at the same bus stop where I ask him if his leads had gotten him any work.

They had not. But one of them put him onto a job opening at a restaurant in Nob Hill.

He goes down to apply. The guy asks if he can wash dishes. He can wash dishes.

The guy takes him to the back, shows him a kitchen full of dirty dishes, glasses, silverware. The dishwasher quit yesterday. The guy wants David to show him what he can do.

David asks him if he has an apron, and where everything goes when it’s washed.

The guy comes back an hour later, looks around, tells David he’s hired.

Nine dollars an hour, David tells me, three hours a week. Better than nothing. He’d rather be painting -- he can earn a lot more -- but this job still leaves him time for any painting jobs that come up.

He’s got a scratcher in his hands.

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The photo at the top of this page was downloaded from the 03/17/10 entry ‘Aerosmith®’ Rocks as New Mexico Lottery Scratcher on the website Aero Force One.

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