Friday, November 21, 2008

A Sign of the Times

Day 52 - Photo 52. This is Kevin and this is Kevin's full time job. "Yup, I pretty much just stand here. All day. Sometimes I'll swing the sign. But, not much." Kevin nods his head toward the rubber strap attached to handles on the sign and strung around his body.

I'll see these guys occasionally. Standing out on a street corner advertising anything from Immigration lawyers to model homes. Kevin tells me he's out here Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. "During the Summer time I'm out here from 9:30 to 6:30." He says. I nod and respond. "Oh, more light." Kevin says, "Yeah. Well...more money. But the heat kinda sucks." He smiles slightly and goes back watching the traffic, giving his sign a gentle sway from time to time and bobbing his head to the music he has piped directly into his ears.

Kevin wasn't sure whether his sign work had any affect on the business he's promoting. "I just need some cash." He said.

I wonder how long it'll be before we're all out swinging signs on the corner.

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