Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This young man could very well be a college graduate or a high school graduate.
He may also not be a graduate at all.
Regardless, as the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.
Believe it or not, this young man is a tailor.
And balanced on his head is his workstation.
Due to the inability to find employment he has resorted to fulfilling a need. In all likelihood, his place of business is somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria.
What does he do? He walks the streets looking for customers that need this or that stitched, a button here, a button there, pants hemmed, a skirt stitched. And on a good day, he may be hired to design and sew trousers, a shirt, or a dress.
He has steady customers you know; it may seem an odd career but he is fulfilling a need.
If he was in America he could have a bunch of uniformed tailors walking the street like him, or driving brand name trucks – franchised!