Random NYC Tip.5 (Buy Candy On The Train)
We all know the pitch, “Excuse me ladies and gentlemen, I’m not here trying to sell candy for a basketball team, I’m just selling candy to stay out of trouble and make something out of myself. I got Reese’s, Starburst, M&M…..” I say, why not help these kids out, they deserve some kind of acknowledgement for trying to be productive. They could just be hanging on the block making themselves a target and a stereotype. C’mon, what would they really be doing if they didn’t have their M&M hustle? They would be hustling something else, and we know it.
I consider giving those kids money an act of charity with a cookie crunch/ nougat receipt. The same thing kind of goes for the break-dancing kids on the train too, but sometimes you don’t want to give them your money when they nearly kick you in the face, trying to do a back flip- Everyone knows the A and D trains jolt/jerk when it approaches 125th Street.