Well it's Sunday night and it's been raining most of the day so I thought I'd write about some of the funny things that has happen while working selling my magazines. There's nothing better then thinking of the good times when having a bad day. Let's face it I see people at there best and worst but really remembering the good and funny things, always brings a smile. Here's a couple of things that has happened that made me smile.
This one happen today. I was working Queens Plaza and I was being me saying “Big Issue” and “have a nice day” when they didn't buy or stop. There was this lady walking towards me so I said “Big Issue” and she walked pass sticking her tongue out and didn't say anything. I look and said “Have a nice day” thinking another nutbag. I really feel bad when these things happen as I know I didn't really do anything to upset her but I keep thinking she is just in a bad mood.
About 15 minutes later she was walking towards me again and I thought oh no. I turned my back and started asking other people, really anyone that was close instead of going near this one lady heading towards me. I turned around to find her standing there with a $5 note in hand. I must say I was dumbfounded.
I went through my usual pitch saying I had 2 magazines to choose from and everything was going good. I did avoided asking “how her day was?” ha ha. I do like to say some kind of complement so I did. “It was nice to meet such a sweet person” I did have a big smile and it brought a smirk to her's, I do think she left a lot happier then when she walked up to me. I know I won't forget her in a hurry. Ha ha. Now here's the good side of this. I gave her a copy of my blog address with my thankyou note so if your reading this.
Everyone has good and bad days. But thinking of the good days on a bad day makes the bad day a good one. Also selling in the street is hard enough so please be nicer the first time. If not then just say “no”. No tongue unless dating. Ha ha
This a few weeks ago. I was working and doing my thing selling the best magazine ever made. When a guy walked towards me with his thing hanging out of his zipper. I looked and looked again not believing what I was seeing. I stepped closer to the guy as he approached, Leaning towards him saying “Mate your um is hanging out” pointing towards his pants zipper. I will say I was just as embarrassed as he was. He did quickly fix his clothing. So here's a warning I would tell at least 5 people a day that there zipper is down (only had one person with something out). Please check before going out. I would always tell someone but there's red faces on both sides.
Another zipper story. One day this guy was walking towards me and I noticed his zipper. I lowered my magazines to my side and leaned towards him and in a low voice “ Mate your zippers undone.” The guy was walking fast past me and yelled loud “ I don't want your f**king magazine” I didn't like that so I said in a not such a low voice “ mate I was trying to tell you your zipper was undone” Everyone looked right at him. Sometimes it pays to be nice.
Please don't get the wrong idea I really am a nice guy and these are only a few stories of thousands of great customers of which a lot of them I think of as friends and mates. But as I always say “Manners cost nothing and I have heaps”