Spare Change News” Guy

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The Spare Change News newspaper is sold by street vendors to raise money for the homeless who live on Boston’s streets. The guys that do this are really good salesmen. They stop just one inch shy of being “in your face” aggressive. This man who hangs around downtown crossing has an attention-getting call reminiscent of a machine gun. He goes “AK AK AK AK” very loudly and rapidly making him extremely hard to ignore. 

We have just told him that we had already bought the edition he was selling. Look at his eyes. We no longer interest him. He’s already scanning the crowd for the next potential customer.

I told you they were good salesmen.

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JohnAmes

Bowtie Wearer With Bad Knees I spent my early years in Massachusetts in a little town called Easton. I went to Harvard, served in the Navy as Operations Officer on and LST, founded a construction company and served in the state Legislature as Assistant Minority Leader. However my life really began when I moved to Maine and opened an art gallery. I've been around the fine arts in the commercial art business for over 25 years now and loved (almost) every minute of it. I look at every day is a gift, except when it's very cold outside or I have to go to the dentist.

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