Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Marketing for the Indigent 101

Fucking Ninjas....
Panhandlers are a dime a dozen in the city, but occasionally someone will have a pretty good racket going and a sign that'll make you chuckle. This dude, for example, is going with an appeal for self-empowerment.

One of my all-time favs is this guy. I actually remember seeing him a few times in midtown and once, I was witness to some drunk i-banker who had apparently paid him the two bucks and was just fucking railing - about his wife, his job, his boss - blaming it all on our senior statesman of street urchins. After angry guy was done, he politely thanked homeless guy and tipped him an extra few bucks for listening. And who said NYers weren't nice? It sure beats the shit out of paying for a shrink.