Google+ Consumer Psyche: 'Poor' Kid

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

'Poor' Kid

Forget it. Thimmappa can speak in 5 languages and works for about 15 hours, 7 * 365 days selling chana and palli on the vast streets of your city. He can come up with more than 15 variants of them using salt, pepper, mirchi, lemon, onion and so on.

How many does he sell per day? On a bad day 25-100. On a good day, like a weekend, 200! That makes him earn Rs. 1200/- on an investment of Rs. 200/-. Lets convert this to CTC. A minimum of Rs. 1,00,000/-.

So does he go to school? Would he if someone paid for him. "No!" comes the reply, "who gets a job going to small schools and all this recession! Everyone is searching for a job these days but no one gets one." He plans to start a 'Chaat mandi' in 2 years which would guarantee him some 30,000 per year! "How much do you earn anna?"

I would like to skip this question Tims...
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