How did I end up selling newspapers?
December 7, 2015 8:29am CST
Most days I take a quick trip into the city centre to break up the day. A friend of mine has been selling the Manchester Evening News from a stand for many years now, so I often wander round and have a chat with him. Today I arrived, along with a cup of coffee for him, only to have him say that he needed to go to the toilet in the Arndale Centre. Of course I could not refuse to help and leave him standing there and unable to leave the stand, so I had little option but to agree to watch the place in his absence. I never expected to end up selling newspapers from a stand, but fortunately it was not busy in his absence.
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• French Polynesia
8 Dec 15
Looks like you can meet a lot of people like this. But also not such an easy job. when it's cold you watn a lot of warm liquid to drink. In this condition it can be very hard to find a person to take your place. Good you were there in time to help him ut.
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 15
I only sold 3, but he was only away for 10 to 15 minutes. Oddly it became busy as soon as he returned, so it may be that many of his customers know him and look out for him. Of course he was not really interested in the number of papers sold and simply wanted someone he could trust to ensure that nothing was taken while he was away.