posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 01:55 AM
reply to post by intrptr
I know it's a bit off topic but I hear you on the flea market/peddler angle. I absolutely cannot stand hearing people talk about
me as if I'm not there: "Why not get a real job?" THEN they proceed to ask a million questions as to how they might go about it, as if it were easy.
I only do it a few times a year to sell dream catchers and homemade moccasins, etc. (I make all of my items myself.)
They just don't see ANY of the hard work that goes on before during ,or after the market. I've been doing it for 11 years. I was
selling bottled water outside a state fair 2/1.00 (fair was charging $3 a piece on the inside.) An idiot walks up to me and says "So the fair just
LETS you do this?" I said "first of all the fair doesn't own this property. second, I have to buy a $90 permit. third I have to scour the paper weeks
ahead of time for discount water, buy 24 cases at a time, go back to the store, do it again,
go home and get as much as possible into the freezers, then load the coolers (big marine types weighing about 275-300lbs. at capacity ) and I do it
all by MYSELF. At the end of the day I do it all over again. And that isn't taking the little things into consideration like ice and gas and bad
weather. I could stand here all day telling you what it takes to make this function but I've got money to make so if you will excuse me please."
Rarely do I see people come back to do it again the next year because it's not as easy as they thought. There is no magical
fairy loading and packing and unloading, etc. What's really sad is that most people have so little self direction I don't know how they'd function
without someone's thumb up their a## all day. Whether this law effects me or not , I'm going to keep doing what in my heart I know is right. I may
sound a bit apocalyptic , but I'm not going down without a fight. I will fight, in little ways, medium ways, and very big ways.
you say you wanna revolution?
Here's a little piece of advice grandpa gave me about fighting in little ways:The squeaky wheel gets the grease Make call after call after
Write letter after letter after letter. Set a goal of 10 letters and 2 phone calls a day. Then slowly raise the bar. Easy to accomplish if you turn
off the TV. I'm not assuming that none of you do, but I'll bet the majority don't. Don't just whine to each other. I love ATS but some of the apathy
here is disheartening, considering the motto is "DENY IGNORANCE."
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